Working with young people


Inspire students to achieve their potential

The Widening Participation Team works to raise aspirations and attainment towards higher education. There are many ways that you can get involved in our programmes, from supporting on-campus visits to working with individual children.

Below are all of the opportunities currently provided by the team, have a look at the profiles and find the right one for you. 

Volunteering opportunities

IntoUniversity scheme

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  • One hour a fortnight
  • Mentor a young person one-to-one
  • Primary or secondary aged children
  • Work in the third sector

Find out more and apply.

Mature Student Mentoring 



  • Mentor a new mature undergraduate student
  • Develop interpersonal skills and enhance your CV
  • Open to second and third year mature students

Email for more information.

Learning Leaders

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  • One hour per week for five weeks
  • Lead sessions in primary schools
  • Training on campus
  • Travel time up to one hour for school visits

Find out more and apply.



Paid opportunities

Student Ambassadors

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  • Flexible hours to suit your studies
  • Work on campus and out in schools and colleges
  • Gain experience working with primary and secondary school pupils
  • Help showcase higher education and the University

Find out more and apply.

Students in Classrooms

Mentor a pupil one-to-one  SiC-M-main-page


  • Work on a one-to-one basis with pupils
  • Offer guidance and advice
  • Work with secondary school students outside the classroom
  • Partnership with Nottingham Trent University

Find out more and apply

Students in Classrooms

Work in a school  SiC-A-main3 


  • 10 x six hour placements
  • Placements available in primary and secondary schools
  • Support a teacher in delivering their lessons
  • Partnership with Nottingham Trent University

Find out more and apply.


Mature Student Ambassadors




  • Work on bespoke events for prospective mature students
  • Offer advice and guidance to new students at our two day induction programme, Kick Start
  • Open to current mature students

Email for more information

Summer School Ambassadors


Work at our Summer Schools SSA-main-page 


  • Work on a two-week residential programme in July
  • Support 16-17 year olds
  • Lead activities and gain new skills
  • Be part of our ambassador team and have fun

Find out more and apply

Nottingham Advantage Award


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  • All of our schemes can be accredited through the Nottingham Advantage Award
  • Gain additional support and training
Visit our Workspace page for more information (you'll need your University username and password to log in).




Widening Participation team


King's Meadow Campus


NG7 2A

telephone:+44 (0)115 951 5075 

fax:+44(0)115 846 8116 


Student Communications Officer

Communications and Marketing
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone:+44 (0)115 82 32353