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Outreach and widening participation

Empower and educate your students to consider higher education as a valuable progression route into their desired career.

Our diverse range of activities and events​ cover many different subject areas, and are suitable for students of all ages and abilities.​​​​

​​COVID19 notice: ​​The University of Gloucestershire Outreach Team is currently working from home and delivering outreach virtually. We are keeping a close eye on Government guidance during the present COVID19 pandemic, and will continue to review when we can return to on-campus delivery. Outreach in our partnership schools and colleges will be considered case-by-case in line with H&S guidance. ​

Please do let us know if there is any alternative you and your students would find useful in the interim and make use of our resources page. If for example, you are hosting an event for your students remotely due to the current situation, we would be happy to support where possible. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We provide an invaluable link between the university and the community: supporting schools, colleges, local groups and other regional and national networks in promoting progression into higher education.

The focus of our work is to educate, advise and inspire students to consider higher education, especially those who may not have previously considered it an option.​ Please view the recommendations​ we've compiled based on our in-depth analyses of the Outreach activity we undertake. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Outreach Team largely work with schools and colleges in the South West and Midlands to deliver a targeted programme of activities and events for students to help them make an informed decision about progression to higher education.


​Open evenings and careers fairs

Book our team for your open evening or careers fair. 

Our enthusiastic team can offer impartial advice about careers, subject choices, progression routes, and information about the University of Gloucestershire.

Get in touch to find out more about booking us for your open evening or careers fair.​​​

Partnership Schools and Colleges 

Schools and colleges which have a formal partnership agreement with us are able to access our full outreach offer and are targeted through a range of criteria, including higher proportions of underrepresented groups of students in higher education and at our university.

To find out what we can offer your institution and your learners, get in touch via or call 01242 714528.



Strategic Alliance

The Strategic Alliance was formed to raise the quality, range and accessibility of higher education in the area through stronger links between further and higher education. The partners are:

Find out more​​​​​​​

​The Gloucestershire Aspiration Programme (GAP)​

Funded by the Office for Students, this programme aims to raise aspirations to higher education amongst pupils year 9 and above from targeted areas in Gloucestershire.

​The University collaborate as part of a regional network to provide this support across with five other local universities and colleges. ​​Visit the GROWS website to f​ind out more.

“Thank you so much for a wonderful day for our students. The feedback I received today was phenomenal. They were so impressed, it truly was a brilliant experience for them.”

Teacher, Truro and Penwith College
(Teacher Training Taster Day)​​​​​​​​​​​

Supporting Estranged Students


The University has joined the 'Stand Alone Pledge', an initiative through which higher education institutions commit to providing support services for students who are estranged from their families or a key family member.

Read more about how UoG are supporting estranged students in our press release​ and in this letter from the Vice-Chancellor (PDF).

Get in touch

You can get in touch with a member of the outreach and widening participation team by phone or email:

Telephone: 01242 714528