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Access and Participation


Access and Participation

The Office for Students (OfS) has approved the University’s Access and Participation Plan for the period 2020-21 to 2024-25. See our Access and Participation Plan Summary.

This Plan outlines the University’s commitment to widening participation at Newcastle University, providing equality of opportunity across the entire student lifecycle, and ensuring continued commitment to improving fair access to higher education in general.

Embedded within the Plan is the University’s commitment to the North East region, working in partnership with local authorities, enterprise partnerships, businesses, as well as schools, colleges, universities and other educational trusts and partnerships.

An approved Plan must comply with Sections 30 to 32 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA) and be published on the University’s website for transparency.  Access and participation impact reports will be published here annually from 2022 onwards.

See our summary of 2023-24 course fees. Find out more about our Approved Access and Participation Plans/Access Agreements for previous years.

You can also read our provider impact report summarising the progress we have made against targets, objectives and written commitments set out in our 2019-20 access and participation plan.

Read more information regarding our transparency data.