Widening Participation is a government initiative to increase student participation from under-represented groups in higher education. Its aim is to increase take-up of Higher Education by:

  • Raising aspirations
  • Encouraging applications
  • Ensuring progression, retention and success.

Nelson College London is highly committed to widening participation. Please click on the link to view the OfS approved Access & Participation Plan 2019-20.

Access and participation plan 2019-20 sets out how Nelson College London will improve equality of opportunity for its students from underrepresented groups to access, success and progression.

As per guidance, underrepresented groups of students are those students who share the following particular characteristics

  1. Students from areas of low higher education participation, low household income and/or low socioeconomic status.
  2. Students of particular ethnicities.
  3. Mature students.
  4. Disabled students.
  5. Care leavers.