Schools and Colleges Liaison - About Us - University of Derby

Schools and Colleges Liaison and Widening Access

How we can help your school or college

The Schools and Colleges Liaison Team and the Widening Access Team provide a link between the university and schools and colleges, assisting students to make informed decisions about their future by providing inspirational taster sessions and experience days. Find out more about how each team can support your students below. 

Schools and Colleges Liaison Team

We work with a wide range of schools and colleges from across the region. We offer an exciting and inspirational programme of free events which have been designed to showcase the breadth of options available to students at Derby. Our range of experience days will give your students the opportunity to experience university life and view our outstanding facilities. We can also offer a selection of academic workshops at your school or college, bringing the university learning experience directly into your classroom. 

Please contact us to find out more about our events or visit our events calendar

Widening Access Team

The Widening Access Team sits within the university's Equality and Social Mobility Unit. The team works closely with schools, colleges and sixth forms within Derby City and Swadlincote to provide outreach activity designed to improve attainment, and raise aspirations and awareness of higher education, and alternative progression opportunities. We aim to support all young people that we engage with to meet their full potential and make well informed decisions regarding their futures. 

Please contact us to find out what we offer and to check if your school or college is eligible to take part in our activities.