The commitment of York St John University towards Widening
Participation (WP) is firmly embedded in our core values and
strategic objectives. The question of 'How accessible are we?'
is considered in everything we do within the University;
outreach, information advice and guidance, an accessible
curriculum, facilities and academic support.
The commitment to Widening Participation is clearly stated
in the Access Agreement and the Admissions Policy.
The University strives, through a series of widening
participation initiatives, to reach out to:
- younger learners from areas with low rates of participation in
full time education, and also their influencers such as teachers,
parents, carers, advice and guidance workers and youth
- mature learners with no previous higher education experience in
areas of low participation in full time higher education
- minority ethnic students, parents/carers and
other key influencers especially from York and North Yorkshire but
also from other parts of the region as appropriate.
Some of the Widening
Participation activities where we engage with young people from
areas of low participation (year 6 to Year 11’s)