Our approach to widening participation
At Lancaster University we are highly committed to supporting social mobility and Widening Participation (WP).
Founded on a principle of excellence in teaching and research and supporting our local community and widening access, we believe in the importance of creating a culture of inclusivity and in the importance of providing all students, regardless of their background or individual barriers, with the opportunity to succeed in higher education and beyond.
The University offers a programme of WP interventions at every stage of the student journey to support and empower both our current students and the students of tomorrow to aim higher and to fulfil their potential. Lancaster’s range of scholarships and bursaries for students from a WP background provides vital targeted additional financial support for these students during their studies.
Transparency information for Undergraduate applicants and students – Office for Students requirements
The University is required to publish the following ‘transparency information’ as a condition of its registration with the Office for Students (OfS). The relevant condition reads:
F1. The provider must provide to the OfS, and publish, in the manner and form specified by the OfS, the transparency information set out in section 9 of HERA.
The transparency data relate to our ambitions to enhance participation from underrepresented groups and you can read more about the detail of our targets and ambitions in this area in our OfS approved Access and Participation Plan. For a user-friendly overview of our work to encourage underrepresented groups to continue to study here at Lancaster, please visit our Widening Access pages.