Students socialising on a bench in the inner quad of the University's Main Arts building

Widening Access

Working with and supporting the community, raising aspirations and nurturing a generation.

What do we do?

  • Promote and safeguard fair access to higher education, including identifying individuals with the greatest potential from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Attract and retain students and prospective students from underrepresented groups, which may include students from less advantaged backgrounds and students with protected characteristics, carers and care leavers.
  • Raise educational aspirations and develop skills which prepare students from underrepresented groups for higher education.
  • Support students from underrepresented groups to progress to employment or further study.
  • Work with Reaching Wider: North and Mid Wales Partnership in areas of low participation
  • Work with LEAs to promote the value/benefit of Welsh medium and/or bilingual study
  • Work with Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to promote University study through the medium of Welsh
  • Work in partnership with FE to provide educational opportunities locally for those with geographical barriers to accessing HE.
  • Work towards removing barriers to enable those with mental health issues to realise their potential.


Widening Access, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK

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Widening Access, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK