The Widening Participation Team leads the University's work to engage learners from less advantaged backgrounds in education and support their progression to higher education, including the University of Nottingham.
The Team delivers over 80,000 places on more than 3,400 outreach activities each year. We support measures across the student lifecycle relating to admissions, success, financial support and progression.
I'm part of the Primary Schools Team in Widening Participation. We deliver outreach activities for 5-11 year olds both on campus and in schools. Our projects are for schools in areas where children would not typically progress to university. They are designed to:
- increase children's awareness of higher education
- raise their aspirations for the future
- enhance their interest in learning
We work with school teachers, pupils, university colleagues and student volunteers. You can find out more about what we do here: www.nottingham.ac.uk/go/primary
My role as an Outreach Officer is to deliver sessions in schools and coordinate the Learning Leaders project.