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.

Cool to be Curious

Cool to be Curious is a sustained engagement academic enrichment programme run in partnership with Putney High School. 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. The Cool to be Curious programme 2020 – 2022 will be delivered virtually, with the programme scheduled to launch in January 2021.

Aimhigher London

We work collaboratively with the team at Aimhigher London to support activities such as conferences, subject taster sessions, student life sessions and more. These sessions and events aim to raise the aspirations of young people, leading to informed choices about their future and the possible routes after secondary school and/or college.

National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP)

Our team host and support events both on campus and those at other NCOP Partner London Universities to work with target groups of learners and the adults that work with them. The NCOP events offer a structured and progressive programme of events for learners from Year 9 to 13, looking to reduce the gap with under-represented groups in higher education.