NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year Award – Commendation
City’s approach to widening participation (WP) empowers learners to confidently face key transition points throughout their educational journey; it is integrated across pre‑entry, professional services and academic schools with full support from senior leadership team.
WP Full Student Lifecycle Approach — City Outreach Programmes develop pre‑entry learners who are well informed, have realistic expectations about higher education (HE), understand how to achieve their goals and have the grades, confidence and resilience to succeed. This leads to HE students who know they have picked the right institution and course, know what to expect from university, understand the benefits of extra‑curricular activities and are clear on where to find support when they need it. This further leads to graduates who have connected their decisions about higher education to their longer term careers goals, have had a rich and fulfilling HE experience and are able to translate this success in securing graduate employment.
78% of City’s home and EU students come from a widening participation background.