Our Widening Participation Work
Disabled students are under-represented in Higher
Education, and those who do choose to study at this level can
experience challenges that other students may not
The aim of the Higher York Access Centre is to enhance access to
Higher Education for disabled students. We do this in two ways: by
working with students going through the Disabled Students'
Allowance process, and by delivering project work based in the
- Pre-entry - working with
school pupils and other potential applicants to raise their
- Transition - ensuring that
the process of starting in Higher Education is a positive
- Retention – making sure that
once disabled students are in Higher Education they are able and
happy to stay here.
- Participation – ensuring no
unnecessary barriers are faced whilst students are studying for
- Attainment – working to
enable disabled students to reach their potential.
- Employability – working to
ensure successful students become successful graduates, with the
skills and confidence to join the world of work.
Our project work is delivered in collaboration
both with other members of the York St John University
community and through external partnerships. If you have
a project that you would like to work with us on we’d love to hear
from you! You can contact us by clicking here.