Outreach and Widening Participation
The Faculty of Arts and the Widening Participation team are committed to ensuring that school students of all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to explore, learn and get enthused about studying Arts subjects.
If you have any questions or want to get in touch about other possible Outreach opportunities, please contact our Arts Faculty Engagement Officers, Eva and Rebecca, at the following email addresses:
- for outreach in modern languages, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- for all other Arts Faculty outreach, contact email@example.com
Schools and Colleges Newsletters
If you are a teacher and would like to keep updated with all current Widening Participation activities, please sign up to our Sign up for our Schools Outreach newsletter here.
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Faculty of Arts projects and programmes 2023/24
Flagship Widening Participation programmes
Creative Industries Unlocked
This is a 6-week programme designed for students in Year 12 or their first year of college who are interested in learning more about careers in the creative industries. Through a series of hands-on masterclasses with industry partners, students will gain an insight into jobs in sectors such as publishing, broadcasting and creative technology. Students will develop key skills needed to succeed in Bristol’s thriving creative industries sector. They will also learn how skills gained by studying an Arts or Humanities degree will set them up to succeed in one of the South West’s fastest growing sectors. In this year's programme, students will hear from representatives from companies such as Channel 4, Bristol University Press and Aardman animations.
Applications for the 2024 programme are now closed. Please visit this webpage for more information.
This programme supports students' writing skills with a series of workshops in local schools, targeting specific writing skills (e.g., essay and evidence based writing), and showing how those skills contribute to success in the study of Arts subjects/careers. The programme will work with students currently in Year 8, in local schools. Please note we have limited capacity to run this programme, and details and timings will be discussed with participating schools directly.