Widening Participation

The University of Roehampton offers a number of Schools and Colleges Engagement activities to partner schools and colleges for a range of age groups.

We also offer several Widening Participation (WP) programmes which are aimed at groups traditionally under-represented in Higher Education.

Pathways to Law

Pathways to Law Summer School 2018


Pathways to Law is run in partnership with the Sutton Trust.

Pathways to Law is an academic enrichment, sustained engagement programme designed to widen access to degrees and careers in the legal sector for those under-represented within it.

The Year 12-13 programme includes:

  • Subject masterclasses led by academics from the Roehampton Law School
  • Mentoring by Roehampton Law School students
  • A one-week work experience placement at a leading law firm
  • The chance to attend a four-day residential conference packed with talks, activities and networking opportunities
  • Visits to legal landmarks in London including the Inner Temple and the Supreme Court.

The two-year programme is open to applications from students in Year 12 who are interested in a career in the legal sector. Applications open in the August before students begin Year 12 and generally close in the October of Year 12. Applicants must fulfil a number of WP criteria, further details of which can be found here.

We also offer a Year 10 strand in the form of a four-day non-residential Summer School. Activities include:

  • Subject masterclasses led by academics from the Roehampton Law School
  • Mentoring by Roehampton Law School students
  • A visit to a legal landmark in London
  • Debating and public speaking workshops and a Debating Competition

Applications for the 2019 Year 10 Pathways to Law Summer School are now closed. Application for the 2020 Pathways to Law Summer School will open in February 2020.

Game Plan

Game Plan is a four-day non-residential summer school for Year 10 males taking place in the last week of July. The programme aims to inspire and support young men to build essential knowledge, skills and confidence to be successful in school, university and their careers. Using project based learning it supports students in understand how an interest (such as sport) can lead to a range of courses and careers.

Programme highlights include:

  • Subject masterclasses lead by Roehampton academics
  • Mentoring by a Roehampton student
  • Visits to external sport venues
  • Motivational speakers and networking opportunities

Applicants must fulfil a number of academic and WP criteria and attend a local non-selective state secondary school. Applications for Game Plan close on Friday 21st June 2019.

For additional information, please contact schoolsliaison@roehampton.ac.uk

Cool to be Curious

Cool to be Curious is a sustained engagement academic enrichment programme run in partnership with Putney High School, Wandsworth Primary Schools and Wandsworth Council. The programme consists of a series of short subject focussed Activity Days which raise aspirations for and awareness of Higher Education. The programme is for students in Years 3-6. A new cohort will be recruited for September 2019.