We value the wealth of experience, skills and knowledge which students from diverse backgrounds bring to the experience of other students and staff of the University.
The University of Winchester has a strategic target to foster stronger recruitment from groups currently under-represented in higher education, by working to raise aspirations and break down barriers to participation such as those created by culture, geography, social and economic factors.
Click here for the University's Widening Participation Strategy and use the links on the left to explore the range of our activity.Our WINdow on HE programme of outreach for target secondary and primary schools is a new development from 2011 onwards.
The University of Winchester aspires to be a university which:
- Raises aspirations of those from groups currently under-represented in higher education
- Breaks down any barriers which might discourage people from taking up courses at the University
- Recruits students from a wide range of groups including those currently under-represented in higher education
- Nurtures and supports students through to successful course completion
- Promotes high levels of achievement
- Promotes high levels of employability and skills in enterprise
- Encourages re-engagement and lifelong learning
The University of Winchester is particularly successful in recruiting young full-time undergraduates from neighbourhoods where not many people progress to university, and helping them to stay on course and succeed. We also have an above average percentage of mature undergraduates from low participation neighbourhoods.