Skip to main content

Widening Participation

Widening Participation


The Widening Participation Officer is Mrs Jayne Patterson.  She develops a programme in consultation with staff which aims to encourage students from non-traditional backgrounds to enter higher education and also supports students on campus who come from such backgrounds. This is in line with one of the key strategic objectives of the University College which is ‘to recruit, sustain and support students from the widest possible range of educational, social and cultural backgrounds’.


The Department for the Economy (DfE) has approved the College's Widening Access and Participation Plan 2019/20 – 2021/22. This is published on the Student Services section of the website so that it is conveniently accessible to all current and prospective students. The Widening Access and Participation Plan for 2018-19 can be viewed here: Widening Access and Participation Plan 2018/9-2020/21




Jayne Patterson

Widening Participation Officer

Tel: 02890384452