Widening Participation at NCH
We are devoted to supporting students from underrepresented groups in their journey to university and aim to remove barriers that may impede them from pursuing their university career.
We aim to do this by supporting students through each stage of the student life cycle:
Access – Students gaining access to higher education (HE)
Retention – Students staying in HE for the duration of their course
Attainment – Students successfully completing and fulfil their potential by achieving a 2:1 or 1st class degree award
Progression – Successful transitions within the programme of study and afterwards to employment or further study
Who is it aimed at?
Prospective students of under-represented groups:
From lower socio-economic groups
Living in low-participation neighbourhoods
First-generation to consider higher education
Attending schools of low progression