UK Widening Participation and Postgraduate Public Engagement Programmes

We work with UK universities on their widening participation and postgraduate engagement strategies through digital innovation and curriculum programmes. We engage postgraduate students to design and produce digital products focusing on state schools and students that are harder to reach.

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What are Curriculum Programmes?

Our ‘Curriculum Programmes’ are a variety of digital and workshop based programmes, producing curriculum and supra-curriculum resources.

These resources are written by PhD researchers, and link to the National Curriculum. All programmes build the subject attainment, skills, confidence and university-style learning exposure required for progression to higher education.

Research Based Curricula Programme

Trains your Postgraduate researchers to produce digital subject coursebooks aligned to the curriculum
Coursebooks are unique, based on real-life PhD research
Contain information, advice and guidance from your university
Resources are made freely available in an online library
Disseminate resources to under-served students in AccessEd and your university’s national networks

Subject and university access workshops

Design subject-linked and IAG workshops for local schools and students
AccessEd hire and train your Postgraduates to deliver workshops
Online and in-person

Innovation projects

AccessEd has expertise in designing and delivering initiatives that use the skills of postgraduate students to have social impact and reach under-served students around the country. We run projects from Key Stage 2 to Key stage 5.

Interested in partnering with AccessEd to run an initiative? We are happy to discuss bespoke project requirements.