Current students and staff

We have a number of opportunities available to current University of Bristol students and staff to support the Widening Participation team.

Become a Widening Participation tutor

The Widening Participation team's mission is to diversify the student body at the University of Bristol by empowering and supporting prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds to access university. We work in collaboration with Schools, Colleges, educational charities, community organisations and with colleagues across the University on a diverse range of programmes and events.

The Widening Participation Tutor position is a bespoke and skilled role which will provide successful applicants with an opportunity to develop their teaching, communication and presentation skills. The role is a highly flexible position which you can fit around your studies. Role holders will be expected to plan and deliver seminars, workshops and other academic sessions to young people aged 11-18 in engaging, accessible and age appropriate ways. Some engagement with younger year groups and current University students may also occur.

Please complete this expression of interest form if you are interested - applications for the role will open in July. Please email for any questions about the role. 

Student Engagement Programme

The Student Engagement Programme is a voluntary programme which allows students to get involved with a range of projects run by the Widening Participation team. We welcome interest from student societies, individual students, or informal student groups. Your input into the design and delivery of our activity could make a real difference. The voluntary nature of the Programme allows students to have more influence over the way we run our events and to get more involved in the design and delivery of sessions.

We are looking for students to collaborate on a range of different projects with us. These range from collaborating on our Destinations Conference through to social media take-overs. We also welcome you to get in touch if you have other ideas that you think could make a difference to students from underrepresented groups.

On the Programme you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Widening Participation team and shape our events, gain a deeper understanding of WP at the University of Bristol, influence prospective students, and provide feedback to the team on events to help us evaluate them well.

Student Inclusion team at UoB 

Our Student Inclusion team provide advice and support to current students and university staff, to help all students feel that they are part of an inclusive and supportive community. Their work includes supporting underrepresented students, such as: students who identify as BAME, Care Leavers and estranged students, Mature and part-time students, Bristol Scholars, and students at the Univeristy on a Sanctuary Scholarship. The Student Inclusion team also run Peer Mentoring and Peer Assisted Study Sessions to enable current first-year students to feel connected to others in their learning community.


Access Postgrad

As a prospective postgraduate student, you may have reservations about the time, skills and resources needed to access postgraduate study. The Access Postgrad scheme provides peer mentoring and skills development sessions to help current University of Bristol undergraduates decide whether postgraduate study is right for them. Find out more here.

Staff and PGRs

Come along to one of our Active Outreach sessions

This is a great session for anyone who is involved in delivering an outreach or widening participation session to primary or secondary students at the University of Bristol. It aims to explore ideas for active engagement and provides information about widening participation and the UK school system. This is open to PGR students and staff at the University of Bristol.

The dates for this year are:

  • Wednesday 18th October 09:30 - 11:30 - online
  • Wednesday 31st January 13.30 - 16.00 – in person
  • Wednesday 12th June 09:30 - 11.30 – online

Sign up here or email for more information. 

School Governance Network

The University of Bristol School Governance Network is a new network that aims to support the recruitment of University staff to local governing boards, to facilitate a meaningful connection between the University and the wider local education community. The University supports staff to engage in school governance by providing staff with up to 18 days of paid absence per year to engage in public duties.

Interested in becoming a governor? Visit the SharePoint site for full details.

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