CPD | Breaking Barriers to Higher Education | In Schools & Beyond

CPD | Breaking Barriers to Higher Education | In Schools & Beyond

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Interactive training for schools on understanding widening participation and how we can help students overcome barriers to higher education.

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CPD | Breaking Barriers to Higher Education | In school & Beyond

Interactive online training for education practitioners to understand widening participation and how, by participating in the agenda, we can help students in school and beyond to overcome barriers to higher education.


 Understand what widening participation is, which students it involves and the relevance to schools.

 Identify the common barriers that underrepresented groups face in accessing and progressing onto higher education.

 Explore the support on offer from higher education institutions to address the gap in progression.

 Begin to plan how you and your school can help widen access to higher education for your students.

This CPD has achieved certified accreditation status by The CPD Certification Service.


Professionals working in the education sector and/or with young people will benefit the most from this CPD opportunity.

It is suitable for: School and college staff working in a variety of roles including teachers, careers advisors, pastoral staff, virtual schools/college and educational professionals working in other roles. It is also relevant to local authorities; particularly those working in social care and colleagues from other departments who you feel may benefit from this session.


All sessions run online from 3pm – 4.30pm on the following dates:

  • 9 March 2022
  • 7 April 2022
  • 13 June 2022

Once you have signed up, you will have access to the online event page (if you have an Eventbrite Login) which will provide the meeting link to access the session. All attendees will also receive an email 2 days and 10 minutes before the event with the link to access the online meeting enclosed.

Please note: we require a minimum of 5 delegates to run these sessions. We will let you know if there is an issue with your booking and recommend an alternative date if required.

Contact: for more information.

About the SUN

The SUN is a collaborative partnership comprising HE providers in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The SUN provides outreach activities for schools and colleges as part of Uni Connect – an Office for Students (OfS)-funded project.

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