Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog

Empowering Underrepresented Learners to Access and Succeed in Higher Education

When the world locked down and the WP Outreach team were suddenly unable to visit schools or bring learners on campus, we had to think hard about how to continue to make information, advice and learning about higher education available to our target schools and pupils.  We wanted something that would be easily accessible to everyone, even those with limited access to technology.  From this the Widening Participation Outreach Blog was born.

The blog is easy to use and aimed at young people, students, teachers, and parents.  It has information and resources from key stage 2 up to transition into Higher education.

You will find posts from staff and students across City covering topic such as:

Is there a topic or subject you would like us to cover?

If so, please comment below or get in touch wpteam@city.ac.uk

Online events and webinars

Teachers who would like to know more about the events and activities we run online, and when covid restrictions lift, in person, please get in touch.  We work with primary schools and secondary schools with above average number of pupils on free school meals and further education colleges.

Our offer includes:

  • Career’s guidance interviews
  • Careers workshops
  • Introduction to higher education
  • Insight into the different subjects you can study at City
  • Mentoring and Tutoring

We are always open to discussing your students and how we can support them to access and succeed in higher education

Clearing 2021: What to do when results don’t go to plan

To say the last year has been challenging is an understatement.  Education has again been disrupted and grades have been determined by Teacher Assessed Grades.  With results day fast approaching on 10th August, many of you may be worried about your potential A Level or BTEC grades.  So what can you do ahead of results […]

Commuting to university – is it worth it? 

George is a third year student studying Accounting and Finance, who has a puppy, a Yorkie named Ollie!  Why commute?  Once I was accepted into university, I had to decide whether I wanted to live at home or stay in halls local to class. A big reason behind choosing to commute was the cost. People always […]

Discover what an MA in Investigative Journalism is all about

Marco is studying a masters degree in Investigative Journalism. Hi! I’m Marco, and I’ve just finished my MA in Investigative Journalism at City! Here’s some What you will be doing While you get trained to use filming equipment, and get to make films as part of the course, Investigative is definitely more print focused than […]

What’s it like to do a Journalism degree?

Amy is a third year Journalism student and a Widening Participation ambassador at City. Photographing an Extinction Rebellion protest, interviewing a recipient of an OBE and talking to neuroscientists about autism are just three of the many things studying journalism has enabled me to do. Journalism is great for transferable skills The communication, organisational and […]

Meet a Radiography student

Imman is a second-year undergraduate student studying diagnostic radiography, who moved from Birmingham to London for university. A little bit about me… My name is Imman and I have just completed my second year at City.  I study diagnostic radiography and will be entering the final year of my course soon. My degree is primarily about learning how to produce and evaluate x-ray images […]

Living in student accommodation: A survival guide to living away from home  

Niffy is a final year Law student at City who moved to London for university, and is a self confessed BTS fan. About me My name is Niffy and when I was 19 I decided to move to London for university. Before starting university I lived in a small town in Ireland where everybody knew […]

Moving abroad to study

Julia is a BA Journalism student, who likes listening to old music and watching sunsets.  I am originally from Poland and have lived there my whole life, though I have always wanted to move abroad after high school. I have always wanted to go to university – there was never any other option. I think […]

What you need to know if you’re thinking of studying Law

Diana is a third year LLB student, who loves mystery novels and painting.  My name is Diana and I’ve just finished my second year of a three-year Law course. Although these are uncertain times for literally all of us, I am looking forward to beginning my third and final year – and at the same time mournful that it will be […]