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Widening Participation Student Advisory Group

The group acts as a forum for current students from a diverse range of widening participation (WP) backgrounds to support the University to enhance its WP practice and policy. This extends across the whole student lifecycle, from pre-entry through to graduation and beyond, incorporating access, transition, success and progression.

There are up to 14 members of the group from across the student body, new members are recruited every 18 months and will serve a term of approx 1.5 years.

The group feeds directly into the WP committee and is part of the formal University governance structure, it meets around twice a term and is co-chaired by the new Part Time Student Union WP Officer Mya Kaur, email: 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the group please feel free to get in touch with the co-chairs Mya or Claire Edden, WP Co-ordinator Faculty Social Sciences, email:

    • If you are a Home/UK student (paying ‘home fees’ for your course of study)

    and meet any of the following criteria you can apply:

    • You were eligible for Free School Meals while at secondary school
    • You have been granted refugee status, are under humanitarian protection or are currently seeking asylum in the UK
    • 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, a group home or kinship care
    • 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

    Apply to become a Member of the Student Advisory Group here

    Previous agendas and meeting notes