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Widening Participation

School and college students take part in a range of activities organised by the Widening Participation department.  Watch our sixty second video to learn more. 


Widening Participation Criteria 

To take part in our activities students must meet one or more of the below criteria:  

Students must also attend an appropriate school or college.

GCSE and/or A level requirements are applied to some activities.


Below are links to all the activities we currently run split by age group. 


Boys, Books and Blogging

In Autumn 2016 we were lucky enough to work with an incredible group of Year 10 boys from Eastbury Community School. We attempted to challenge their views about reading, and they wrote blogs about their experiences.



Resources and useful links can be found on our teachers webpage.  

Outreach events at QMUL

School and college students are also invited to outreach events ran by departments across QMUL, including free public talks.   



Students are also supported once they arrive at QMUL through Peer Assisted Study Support. 

This successful mentoring scheme gives first-years the opportunity to discuss study-related problems with higher-year undergraduates in their subject.



Access Agreement and Widening Participation Strategy

Further information about the variety of Widening Participation work undertaken across Queen Mary can be found in our: 

QMUL Access Agreement 2016 - 17 [PDF 441 KB]
Widening Participation and Enhancing Opportunities Strategy (WPEOS) 2015-2020 [PDF 638 KB]
Widening Participation Yearbook 2015 - 16
Widening Participation Yearbook 2015 - 16 [PDF 2.51 MB]


Evaluation and Monitoring 

To evaluate the impact of our work we use the Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT). Information about the students who take part in our activities is recorded in this secure database. More information about why we collect data and how we use it:

Data protection information for students, parents and teachers [PDF 414 KB]

Follow us on Twitter @QMULWP 

This page is maintained by the Widening Participation Team. Contact:

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