Outreach and Widening Participation
The Outreach and Widening Participation department is very proud of its achievements in raising aspirations and attainment in school students across Hertfordshire.
Our work with schools across the county falls into four categories:
- Schools which have been identified as having low progression to Higher Education. Typically, these schools have high numbers of students receiving free school meals and whose families have no history of attending university. Most of these schools received support under the Aimhigher scheme before it closed in 2011 and are now known as Widening Participation Schools.
- Schools which have entered into a partnership or cooperative agreement with the University.
- Schools which the University has been involved in establishing, such as the Hatfield Community Free School and the Elstree University Technical College.
- Primary schools.
For all of our outreach work, priority is given to those who have been in care. We also support care leavers during their time at the University. The support the different schools receive varies according to their particular needs.
Please see the Widening Participation Schools activities page for an overview of the standard activities on offer. We are also happy to develop bespoke talks and workshops when requested.
Please contact the Outreach and Widening Participation team for more information.