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Widening participation (WP) programme

Widening participation activity attempts to increase the amount of students from underrepresented groups in to higher education. De Montfort University (DMU) has a long record in supporting the widening participation agenda and has significant experience in meeting the needs of underrepresented groups both pre-application and post entry.

DMU has traditionally attracted a high percentage of students from underrepresented groups.

This is due in part to our geographical location in a multicultural city (Leicester) and in a relatively low-skilled region (East Midlands) but is also credit to the sustained work of #DMUlocal/Square Mile, strong regional college and employer links and courses with industry ready learning outcomes and high employability rates.

In addition, our robust and extensive infrastructure of student support (academic, pastoral and financial) and our friendly, flexible and fair admissions policies and processes mean we are a well-equipped to support all students from enquiry to graduation and beyond.

The recent changes in fee status and the subsequent requirements by the Office for Students to ensure the needs of underrepresented groups continue to be met means that DMU has been able to maintain and develop much of its WP recruitment and retention activity.

Working with local schools and colleges we work collaboratively with the other Leicestershire based universities and colleges providing Higher Education learning through the REACH partnership.

For more information about activities we can offer you and your students please use the REACH website for more detailed information or contact us directly on the details below.  

T: 0116 207 8877 

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