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Supporting Widening Access students

Supporting Widening Access students

Our Widening Access team has everything you need to find out more about why university could be for you.

We're here to help you access university whatever your background and we work closely with students, parents and teachers to make sure you have all the information you need to make the process simple. 

Support we offer includes: 

  • Providing information about how students from Widening Access backgrounds can access university, including our Contextual offer
  • In-person and online activities to talk directly to you about the benefits of higher education, applying to university and the support available at Royal Holloway once you get here
  • Free residential visits to give more students the chance to experience life at a university campus
  • Free resources to help you find out more in your own time, or for teachers 

We are constantly reviewing our work on Widening Access and are currently developing a new Access and Participation Plan which will help us reach the needs of today's students. You can find out more in the tab below. 

HEAT (Higher Education Access Tracker) 

We use HEAT to store data about students we've worked with as part of evaluating our outreach activity. Student data is collected directly from schools/colleges as part of a data sharing agreement.

Read the Royal Holloway, University of London HEAT privacy notice 

Read the overall HEAT privacy notice

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