Widening Access at Cardiff University

Students outside main building

Widening Access addresses the recruitment, retention and progression of students from a wide variety of groups traditionally under-represented in higher education. These include people from ethnic minority groups, from disadvantaged communities, people with disabilities and those from families with no previous experience of higher education.

Cardiff University is dedicated to promoting equality. The Institution recognises the benefits that a diverse and talented student community can bring. The University is committed to responding to the Welsh Government's expectations outlined in its higher education strategy - For our Future - and has developed a widening access and retention strategy through which it will:

Many staff and students across the University are involved in this important work.