Widening Access

The Widening Access team is part of the University's Social Mobility team and works in conjunction with the Schools and Colleges Liaison team to provide outreach activity.

The team works closely with schools within Derby City and Derbyshire to provide activities designed to improve attainment, support achievement and raise awareness of HE 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 future.

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

The health and wellbeing of our staff, students, and visitors is of the 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 summer 2021. We will keep monitoring the situation and responding to official guidance.

students in Derby during Freshers Week

Creating opportunities for all

We have been named University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 and Higher Education Institution of the Year at the National Education Opportunities Network Awards 2020. We want everyone to receive the high-quality education they deserve, regardless of age, background or location.

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