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 Elmgreen School & Widening Participation at City

Imman has worked as a Widening Participation Ambassador and Tutor, studies Radiography at City and is now a member of the Widening Participation Team! City’s WP Team have been working with The Elmgreen School in Lambeth to deliver a targeted tutoring programme specifically to support young Black Caribbean students. This involves City students tutoring GCSE Maths and […]

Returning to university amid a pandemic

Imman studies Radiography and has worked as a Widening Participation Ambassador at City and is now a member of the Widening Participation Team! Returning to campus in autumn has been super exciting and long-awaited for many! University staff and students across the university alike are beginning to resume to normalcy… Or rather, the closest we […]

Meet Ruqaiyah, our Students’ Union Vice-President for Education

Tasfia is a Law graduate who is now doing a Postgraduate Masters in Legal Practice, and enjoys reading crime novels. I recently spoke with Ruqaiyah Javad, Vice-President for Education at City Students’ Union, to learn more about the Students’ Union (SU) and what they do. If you’re wondering why and how you can take advantage […]

5 top tips for university open days

Nadia is a recent graduate in Children’s Nursing, who enjoys getting lost in a book. A university open day is a day or multiple days throughout the year in which universities invite prospective students onto their campus to take a look around the facilities, meet staff and current students, and find out more information on […]

What to expect at University Open Days

Nadia is a recent graduate in Children’s Nursing, who enjoys getting lost in a book. You might be thinking what is an open day? Universities open their doors to prospective students, to allow them to look around the university, learning facilities, and social spaces. You get to speak to various lecturers and student ambassadors to […]

Meet Reza and the City Careers and Employability department

Diana is an LLM (Masters of Law) student specialising in competition law. She likes to paint and listen to true horror story podcasts. I recently spoke to Reza Majid who is a careers consultant at City University, to learn a bit more about the role and what the careers department offers to students and alumni.    If […]

University life beyond academia: The social life of university

Hey, I am Dounia. A Postgraduate student (i.e. master’s student) studying Organisational Psychology. I also studied my Undergraduate degree in Psychology at City.   People often associate university with education, and rightfully so. But sometimes, the best parts of your university experience are the social elements. Granted, it might not be for everyone, the socialising thing, […]

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 […]