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

The Students’ Union – a crash course

Tasfia is a City University Law graduate who is now doing a Postgraduate Masters in Legal Practice, and enjoys reading crime novels. As a new student, one of your most important points of contact would be the Students’ Union. But what is the Students’ Union? They are a membership-led, democratically elected organisation that is independent […]

The power of a student’s voice

Dounia Rguyeg is a post-graduate student studying an MSc in Organisational Psychology. When thinking about university, the last thing people tend to think about is how they can be heard. It’s pretty well known that if you have issues related to your course, then teaching staff and course officers are usually the best people to […]

How university has changed me

Anisa is a final-year student studying Law, who enjoys watching thriller movies on Netflix. Coming to university was scary and daunting especially being the first person to attend in my immediate family. I was worried about making new friends, finding my way through the building, and balancing work life and study. I always see myself […]

Tips to make the most of your university’s careers support

Anisa is a postgraduate student studying the Legal Practice Course, exploring her career options as a Law graduate. Anisa was also an undergraduate student at City. It can be daunting when it comes to applying for new jobs or thinking about what you want to do after university. This was how I felt especially as […]

Returning to university after the pandemic

Sarea is a third year English student who enjoys reading contemporary novels and exploring different places to travel to around the world. The first term of university is well under way but many students who have just finished their first year during COVID-19 have had to adjust to in person teaching in their second year […]

More on Micro-Placements: City applications open now

The Micro-Placements Programme Expression of Interest form is now open for City students to apply!  What is the Micro-Placements Programme?   City Careers and Employability is back with the Micro-Placements Programme! The programme is a 15-credit elective that supports you to develop your CV, enhance your core employability skills and get a taste of the working world. It […]

Become a WP student ambassador or WP tutor

Widening Participation Student Ambassador scheme Deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 11th October at 5pm.  Help us reach out and inspire young people to think about university, share your passion for your studies and enhance your employability skills. Applications are now open, please apply by completing our application form. As an Ambassador you […]

What are Microplacements & more about City’s programme

If you’ve been thinking about how you might get employability experience while you’re at univeristy, a placement programme, like City’s Careers and Employability Micro-Placements Programme  (MPP) might be just the thing for you. At City, the MPP is a 15-credit elective that supports you to develop your CV, enhance your core employability skills and get a […]

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 […]