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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.​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​Join over 50 partner s​chools and colleges

Get the most out of the University of Gloucestershire by becoming a partner school or college and benefit from tailored activities and advice that's bespoke for your students.

Become a partner school or college to benefit from:

  • Priority event booking
  • Bespoke activities
  • Bespoke advice and guidance
  • Support with UCAS applications
  • University pre-induction event for applicants

Find out more about our Compact Partner Bursary

Get in touch​ with a member of the team today to register your interest.​

​Open evenings and careers fairs

Book us 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.​​​


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.

Find 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)​​​​​​​​​​​

Get in touch

You can get in touch with a member of the outreach and widening participation team by phone or email using the details below.

Telephone: 01242 714528