Improving access to higher education
The Widening Participation team at Sussex supports learners who are under-represented in higher education. We can help students make informed choices about their future.
If you have students interested in studying at degree level, we offer an exciting range of activities.
- campus visits
- subject masterclasses
- online webinars
- an Access Programme for students in year 12 and above.
Why we do what we do
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. We believe in the power of higher education to drive social mobility and that a diverse, inclusive university community can help make a fairer society for all.
Our work aims to equip learners from under-represented backgrounds with the awareness, advice and opportunities that they need to make informed choices about their future and succeed beyond school.
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
How to get involved
- Schools and colleges
We love partnering with our academic colleagues to create engaging activities and events. To hear more about what we do and how to be involved please contact email@example.com.
Ambassadors play a key role in our work. They support prospective students by answering questions and speaking about their own experiences.
Our ambassadors get access to training, on-going support and flexible paid work on campus.
If you're interested in becoming an ambassador and want to find out more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Community groups and charities
- Parents and carers
If you’re supporting your young person’s education progression and would like some advice or guidance then contact our team at: email@example.com.
Access and Participation Plan
The University of Sussex has created an Access and Participation Plan which is approved by the Office for Students.
This sets out our tuition fee limit and a commitment to access measures, from financial support for students to outreach schemes.