Widening participation events

The widening participation (WP) team run several events throughout the year. These events are designed to target specific groups who fit our WP criteria and are delivered at various times throughout the year.

Each event has been carefully tailored to the specific group needs, with the aim of giving you the most up-to-date information required at the time of event delivery.

We will keep this page as up to date as possible throughout the year, so please keep checking back to these pages to see if there are any events are applicable to you.

Coming soon


We’re running a series of events aimed at demystifying widening participation for anyone interested in studying at university. We’ll be talking about who is a widening participation (WP) student, what support you can get as a WP student and what it means when applying to college and university.

  • Friday 7 October – Coffee and Cake Information Session – 14.00-17.00
  • Tuesday 25 October – Online Information Session for Parents and Carers – 18.00-19.00
  • Wednesday 9 November – Online Information Session for Applicants – 18.00-19.00

We’d love you to come and see us – you can register for any of the events above.

Open Days

Our team will have an information stand at our Edinburgh Open Days on Saturday 24 September and Saturday 29 October 2022, so if you are unsure of how to get the best out of the day, or would like to talk to us, we’d love to see you. You can book your place now.

We will also be at the Borders Campus Open Day on Friday 7 November 2022, and would love to see you. You can book your place now.

School events

Brightest Watts Outreach Programme

We are happy to say that we will be re-launching our Brightest Watts Outreach Programme in the coming year. We will be working with local schools at both primary and secondary level, community groups, third sector groups and charities to raise aspirations and support children and young people to discover their route into further and higher education.

We will provide more details on this page as and when we have them. In the meantime if you are interested in working with us just get in touch –

Teachers Conference

We are planning to host a teachers conference every year, around April/May. The aim of the day will be to allow you to meet our academics and take part in some workshops. This is a good opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience of the workshop content and for us to gain valuable insight and feedback on how our workshops can better fit with your CofE framework.

If you would like us to keep you up-to-date with our workshop and event information, please email with your name, contact address and school and we can add you to our mailing list.