Schools, Colleges and Widening Participation

London Met has been providing education at the heart of London since 1848. The Outreach and Widening Participation team continues the University's outreach work of over a century-and-a-half, as part of the University's enduring commitment to social responsibility and justice.

Today London Met is one of the most socially inclusive universities in the UK – 64% of our students are from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, 69% are mature students (34% were aged 30 or older) and 14% have a known disability. More information is available on our Access and Participation Plan (2019-20), approved by the Office for Students. 

Our Outreach team supports schools, colleges and adult learners through activities and programmes that promote achievement and progression into higher education.

Our Widening Particiption team also runs specific events for students who: 

  • neither parent attended university
  • are/have been in local authority care
  • are estranged from their family
  • are a young adult carer
  • have a specific disability or specific learning difficulty
  • are/have been eligible for free school meals

This web page is currently being updated (September 2019), but you can contact us for more information at or call us on 020 7133 4175. 

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