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Outreach and Widening Participation

What is widening participation?

Widening participation aims to ensure that the higher education sector is an open and inclusive environment, representative of the society we live in. Here at Lancaster University, we believe in presenting all individuals, regardless of background, with the opportunity to access and succeed in higher education and beyond. Our widening participation activities aim to support under-represented groups to enter higher education, as well as support students currently studying at university to succeed in their studies and progress onto graduate employment or further study.

Meet the team

Our friendly Outreach and Student Success team work together to deliver our activities and are here to answer any queries you may have.

If you would like any more information or have any questions, please get in touch on outreach@lancaster.ac.uk or 01524 595232.

Meet the team

Our widening participation approach

Here at Lancaster, we are highly committed to supporting social mobility and widening participation. We believe in creating a culture of inclusivity and providing all students, regardless of their background or individual barriers, with the opportunity to succeed.

For more information about our strategy and approach click below.

For more information about our work please contact Leanne Taher-Bates, Head of Outreach and Student Success.

Our approach to widening participation