Widening Access & Participation

Please find below details of New College of the Humanities' Widening Access & Participation initiatives.

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

Care leavers

Mature students