Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Widening Participation Student Network


The Widening Participation Student Network aims to provide current students from widening participation (WP) backgrounds, (undergraduate or postgraduate) the chance to meet peers, to share experiences, find out about opportunities that are available to them and gain insight into a wide variety of topics.

How will I know if I can become a member of the WP Student Network?

As a home student you may fall in to one or more of the categories below.

  • You were eligible for Free School Meals while at secondary school
  • You come from a low socio-economic background where your household income is below £35,001
  • You come from an area with low progression rates to higher education
  • You are in receipt of a Warwick Bursary or other means tested financial support
  • You are a student with disabilities - including seen and unseen disabilities, specific learning differences, mental health difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder or any other disabling condition
  • You are a mature student who entered higher education over the age of 21
  • You have spent time in local authority care, either in a foster home or a group home
  • You are an estranged student who is not supported by their parents
  • You have caring responsibilities - this could include, physical, practical or emotional care
  • Neither of your parents attended university and gained a degree (e.g. BA/BSc or equivalent) - excluding if they were/are a mature student

Get in touch

Sign up to our mailing list to find out more about our upcoming events and opportunities.

Interested in becoming a member of the Network?

Sign up via our webpage

If you are an independent student because you are a care leaver or because you are estranged from your parents or family, please contact Emily Cannon at for more information about the support available to you.