Widening Access at Cardiff University
Widening Access addresses the recruitment, retention and progression of students from a wide variety of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education. These include people from ethnic minority groups, from disadvantaged communities, people with disabilities and those from families with no previous experience of higher education.
Cardiff University is dedicated to promoting equality. The Institution recognises the benefits that a diverse and talented student community can bring. The University is committed to responding to the Welsh Government’s expectations outlined in its higher education strategy - For our Future – and has developed a widening access and retention strategy through which it will:
- Raise the aspirations and attainment of students from groups under-represented in higher education in Wales. Read more about the University's Step-Up to University Programme, Higher Education Roadshow and First Campus Activities.
- Ensure that we recruit students to the University from all backgrounds and recognise the full potential of students during the admissions process.
Read more about our student recruitment
- Offer additional routes onto selected full-time undergraduate courses and more flexible postgraduate modes of delivery.
Read more about our flexible courses
- Provide tailored support for students to allow them to develop academically, professionally and personally to their full potential.
Read more about our student support
Many staff and students across the University are involved in this important work which is co-ordinated by a specialist Widening Access Team.