Widening Participation and Access

We are delighted to provide bespoke sessions free of charge, to local youth and community groups, linking higher education and the exploration of The MERL and the University of Reading’s Special Collections. The aim is to increase the access and participation of under-represented members of the community both at the Museum and the University.

There is an entrenched link between a person’s background and their likelihood of accessing higher education. Lower income families, people with disabilities and some ethnic minorities are often under-represented at our UK universities and we are committed to raising aspirations and exploring opportunities for the future.

We can offer tailored sessions to suit different interests and learning styles across a range of subjects and topics.

Please contact the Widening Participation Officer for more information or to book a session.