The School’s Widening Participation programme aims to raise the aspirations of students between school years 6 and 13 (ages 11 to 18) from inner-city comprehensive schools in London, who would be the first generation of their family to attend university.
Our programmes help London students discover more about their opportunities and encourage them to consider how they can fulfil their potential and reach their goals. We also aim to break down myths and misconceptions about university, its associated costs and the application process.
Further details on the individual programmes can be found here.
Although the School is proud of its achievements in widening participation, more can be done. LSE is developing new programmes from 2012 onwards to complement existing initiatives, and has set up a generous bursary scheme for students from low-income backgrounds.
LSE intends to increase the number of pupils reached by over 100 each year, with a target of 2,350 students a year in 2017.
This ambitious target will only be met through philanthropic support given by our alumni, friends and partners. The School needs further donations to continue making a real difference to under-represented groups by fuelling aspiration and providing a realistic chance of university education.
“It was AMAZING! …the whole event left me inspired and wanting to get involved with mentoring and supporting young people.”
Participant in the Black Achievement Conference for school years 9-10.
To find out how you can support widening participation initiatives at LSE, call us on +44 (0)20 7955 7361, or contact the Development Office.