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Widening Participation

The University of South Wales is committed to supporting underrepresented groups of any age, background or ethnic group and ensuring they are given a fair and equal opportunity to study in a supported manner.

Within the UK Student Recruitment Team, there is a team of staff who support and deliver a range of activities for students who are currently underrepresented in higher education. Please get in touch with the relevant team member below to find out how USW could support you and the groups that you work with to access higher education.

We also provide information and support to teachers and careers advisers to help prepare students for higher education. If you think you and/or your students could benefit from our support, please contact us.

Rebecca Bowen - Student Recruitment Officer (Welsh Medium)

Rebecca Bowen

Rebecca leads the work of the Widening Participation Team and is responsible for supporting and delivering tailored activities for young carers and their families. Rebecca also works with Bronwen to encourage Welsh speaking students to consider studying part of their higher education course through the medium of Welsh.

Rebecca Breen

Rebecca Breen

Rebecca provides support to Service children and their families, and students with additional learning difficulties, including autism and dyslexia, to access higher education.

Bronwen Rickard

Bronwen Rickard

Bronwen works with inspirational USW Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic academic staff and students to deliver relevant and interactive activities for school and college students, as well as establishing links with wider BAME communities. Bronwen also works with Rebecca to encourage Welsh speaking students to consider studying part of their higher education course through the medium of Welsh.

Ali Roberts 2018 Welsh

Alexandra Roberts

Ali is available to answer questions, and provide information, advice and guidance to adults 21+ who are considering higher education and whose current qualifications do not exceed Level 3.

Oli

Oliver Stacey

Oli’s primary focus is working with those from disadvantaged postcodes identified through POLAR and TUNDRA systems. Oli delivers activities to support disengaged groups and increasing their aspirations toward attending university. 

Katie Hook

Katie Whitmore

Katie supports students who are either currently in care, or whom have been in care at some point in their lives, to access higher education.