Network Partners

Arts University Bournemouth


Widening participation and access supports the principle that people from any background with the potential to benefit from higher education (HE) should have the opportunity to do so.

The Arts University is committed to attracting the most talented people from all backgrounds.

We offer activities and opportunities to help those from under-represented groups to raise their awareness of the creative industries and aspirations towards creative subjects at university.  Under-represented groups include those from lower socio-economic classes, from neighbourhoods where fewer than average people attend university and those on lower incomes. Other groups that are significantly under-represented in higher education are looked after young people and young carers.

We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to sample university life for themselves in order to gain a greater understanding of what higher education can offer. Outreach activity aims to motivate, excite and inspire, to enable students to make an informed choice.

Some of our work is with schools and colleges as students learn to recognise the clear link between the school curriculum, study at higher education level and a career beyond.

To view all the activities and resources on offer from the team, go to or contact

Many of our activities give priority to schools and colleges that we have working agreements with. Some activities are available to all, please check each event for details or contact the team for more information