We work with education partners who can support us to provide the best opportunities for our World Class students, and a World Class pathway through all phases of education.

Access programme partnerships

As a charity working directly with the most promising students from non-selective schools, many in the UK’s most deprived areas, we are ideally placed to work with Access Programme teams from higher education providers across the UK. We can work with you to support your widening participation scheme in a number of ways:

  • Our Alumni Association is growing exponentially, with currently over 500 high-achieving student members, all of which have proven World Class skills and competencies through their successful completion of the WCSQM assessment process. Our student-led Alumni Association committee share events, posts, blogs, links and resources with members on a regular basis, and can work with your Widening Participation team to share details of your upcoming events and open days.
  • While higher education providers are unable to host their usual open days, we can promote your virtual open days and other Access events directly to thousands of World Class students in 100+ non-selective state schools UK-wide.
  • Our student-focused app is unique in that it not only identifies World Class students AND World Class citizens, it also demonstrates the individual characteristics that make that student World Class, providing unique area-specific data to help higher education providers find the students that are the best fit for your Access programmes.
  • We can work in partnership with your Widening Participation team to create a bespoke programme aimed at reaching students that, despite their academic potential, may not otherwise consider a university education. (See Cambridge University case study below)

If you are a further or higher education provider or institution with a vested interest in reaching and supporting the highest achieving students from non-selective state schools UK-wide, please do get in touch to discuss funding and partnership opportunities.

World Class Education Partnership Case Studies

Bishop Grosseteste University

Bishop Grosseteste University

In 2020 the Student Recruitment team at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, ranked one of the highest in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence, hosted an online session for students in Years 10-12 as part of WCSQM’s online Symposium.

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Subject Passion CPD Programme

Subject Passion CPD Programme

In November 2020 Trinity College hosted a range of ‘Subject Passion’ sessions for World Class school subject leaders in Mathematics, Economics and Medicine (Biology / Chemistry).

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Widening participation at Churchill College

Widening participation at Churchill College

In 2020, without the benefit of university taster and open days, thousands of students had to make ‘virtual’ decisions about their university choices.

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2019 Essay Competition & Awards Ceremony

2019 Essay Competition & Awards Ceremony

In 2019 Dr Philip Knox, Cambridge University lecturer in Medieval English literature, judged the WCSQM essay competition, and had the difficult task of choosing the winning three essays from almost 100 thought provoking and insightful essays answering Dr Knox’s question, ‘Does breaking the rules change the world?’

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Awards Ceremony 2017 hosted by Churchill College

Awards Ceremony 2017 hosted by Churchill College

Cambridge  University's Churchill College hosted the 2017 WCSQM Awards Ceremony, where students were offered a tour of the college and attended a Q&A session led by Cambridge University Fellow Dr Jerry Toner, focused on Churchill admissions.

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Cambridge University

Cambridge University

WCSQM has worked in partnership with Cambridge University for a number of years, with the aim of widening participation among students from non-selective state schools that may not typically consider Cambridge, despite their promise and potential.

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