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Widening Participation and Improving Access

  • 251 students on 2+2 degrees (offered in conjunction with local colleges)
  • 202 students studying for Foundation Degrees
  • 75 students on the Part-Time Degree programme
  • Cerificate programme attracting over 300 registrations
  • 217 students on the Initial Teacher Programme – Lifelong Learning Sector
  • 45 students on the Warwick Gateway to HE: Social Studies programme
  • 35 students on our BA Hons top-up degrees.


Financial support for undergraduates – We offer generous financial support for students through bursaries and scholarships, including the Warwick Scholars Programme.

Enhanced outreach – we’re supporting disadvantaged and talented students to achieve their potential and
progress to higher education through a wide range of targeted programmes, summer schools and mentoring.

Partnerships – we’re working with local authorities, schools and colleges to widen participation of the hardest-to-reach and those least likely to enter higher education, including projects supporting looked after children.

Raising achievement – we’re supporting A level work and teacher CPD through wideranging academic provision with schools and colleges.

Collaboration – we’re one of 15 leading universities working together, through the national Realising Opportunities programme, to promote fair access and social mobility of students from under-represented groups, aged 16–18.

Innovation – we’ve launched a new Foundation Year pathway preparing 25 students for degree level study at our world-leading Warwick Business School.

Access to the Professions – supporting access to Banking and Law through two schemes aimed at students aged 14-18, providing opportunities to learn about the study and practice of these professions and gain valuable work experience.

Harnessing potential – two innovative schemes, UniTracks and Sutton Scholars, support highly able students aged 12-18 to achieve their potential and enter the most selective higher education courses.

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