Equal access to education

We remain committed to a whole institution approach to widening participation, supporting students from under-represented groups holistically in their access to, success within, and progression from the University.  

Increasing equal access to education

To find out more about our plans for increasing equal access to education, please read our 2019/20 access and participation plan (PDF) and our 2020/21 to 2024/25 access and participation plan (PDF).  

Students with irregular migration status 

Students with irregular migration status can access specialist and holistic advice through our dedicated Widening Participation Support Officer.

For more information about the services we offer visit our student communities support page.

Asylum seekers and refugees  

Asylum seekers wishing to study at the University receive overseas fee status. To help reduce their study costs, students can apply for our Asylum Seeker Bursary. The bursary covers a partial tuition fee waiver that will cover the difference between the UK/EU tuition fee and the overseas fee charged (up to £17,500). Under this waiver, successful applicants will be classed as international students but will be able to pay the home rate of fee.  

A maintenance bursary of up to £1,500 to go towards the set-up costs, books and travel in the first year of study is included as part of the Asylum Seeker Bursary.  

Asylum seekers and those who have been granted humanitarian protection can access specialist and holistic advice through our dedicated Widening Participation Officer. For more information about the services we offer visit our student communities support page.