Widening Access

The Widening Access team is part of the University's Social Mobility team.

The Widening Access team works in conjunction with the Schools and Colleges Liaison team to provide outreach activity. To check your eligibility for events and activities provided by the Widening Access team, please view the list of our partner schools below.

The team works closely with schools within Derby City and Derbyshire to provide outreach activity designed to improve attainment, support achievement and awareness of higher education and alternative progression opportunities. We aim to support all young people that we engage with to meet their full potential and make well informed decisions regarding their futures.

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students, and visitors is of utmost importance. To ensure this is prioritised and in line with the latest Government advice on coronavirus (Covid-19), we are putting measures in place to reduce the number of people on campus, including the postponement of visits to the University until 2021. We will keep monitoring the situation and responding to official guidance.
Whilst we cannot currently welcome your students on campus, we are producing a range of digital resources and webinars to support your students during school closures. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news and resources.

Schools eligible to participate in Widening Access events and activities

The schools eligible to participate in Widening Access events and activities are listed below. These schools and all others are eligible to participate in events and activities co-ordinated by the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team.

If you would like to find out more about our work, please contact your Widening Access Officer directly, or email wateam@derby.ac.uk.

Allestree Woodlands School

Buxton Community School

Chellaston Academy

City of Derby Academy

Da Vinci Academy

David Nieper Academy

Derby Moor Community Academy

Derby Cathedral School

Frederick Gent School

Granville Sports College

Heanor Gate Science College

Heritage High School

Kirk Hallam Community Academy

Landau Forte College Derby

Lees Brook Community School

Littleover Community School

Merrill Academy

Murray Park School

Netherthorpe School

Noel-Baker Academy

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy

Shirebrook Academy

Springwell Community College

Swanwick Hall School

The Bemrose School

The Bolsover School

The Pingle Academy

The William Allitt School

UTC Derby Pride Park

West Park School

Wilsthorpe Community School

Four students stood outside the halls of residence at the University of Derby.

Pre-16 digital resources

To help secondary school students make an informed decision about their future, we have created a range of digital resources for you to share with your students.

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