Teachers and Advisors

A warm welcome from the Widening participation team here at the New College of the Humanities (NCH). If you are a teacher or careers advisor in a state school or college supporting students progressing into higher education, we are here to help you. The widening participation team partner up with teachers and advisors to improve access to university for under-represented groups. If you would like your students to get involved in our widening participation activities please email our Widening Participation Officer, Hayley, at

We wish to help schools as much as we can, so if you can’t find something that fits what you are looking for, please do get in touch so we can discuss arranging sessions bespoke to your student needs.

All of our widening participation events and activities are funded by NCH’s Access and Participation Plan, in order to be eligible your school must be one or more:

  • Be a non-selective state school or college
  • Be situated in a low-participation neighbourhood
  • In receipt of pupil premium funding from the government
  • The school or college performance is below the national average at A level standard (or equivalents such as Level 3 BTEC)
  • Students receive free-school meals

On-campus Activities

Our activities

We offer a range of sessions that can be delivered at NCH or at your school. Our sessions are designed and delivered by the Widening Participation (WP) team with support from our inspiring WP student ambassadors.

The objective of our sessions is to give prospective students an insight into what it would be like to study the humanities at university level. They will explore and develop wider reading and research skills that will equip them for life as a university student.

Please see below some of our sessions:

  1. How to write a successful personal statement
  2. Life as a student – how to live on a student budget
  3. Who killed the King? – Life as a Historian
  4. The importance of Law – How is law relevant to everyday life
  5. What is the meaning of life? – An hour inside the mind of a Philosopher

Off-campus activities

Subject talks

Our enthusiastic academics can deliver subject-specific talks at your event, school or college. Every session is designed to raise student aspirations and motivation to explore the subject outside the classroom.

We offer talks in the following subjects:  Art History, Economics, English, History, Law, Philosophy, and Politics & International Relations.

Student life talks

Find out more about life as an NCH student! Our widening participation ambassadors can provide an insight into the higher education journey, from choosing a course to enrolling at university.

HE fairs

You can find representatives from the College at  Higher Education Fairs, Careers Fairs and UCAS Fairs throughout the UK. Please come and see us for more information on study opportunities with us.

Our Partners

The Transformation Trust

Powering Transformation

We have partnered with the Transformation Trust to develop and deliver the Powering Transformation programme, where a total of 250 students from six different schools visited the college to take part in a Law workshop using Dell Technology.

Every student took part in a collaborative problem-solving challenge, where they had to design a technological solution.

Listen to some feedback from the November 2019 Transformation Trust programme.