University of West London put £2.4m into student access – aiming to widen participation through scholarships and similar activity.
According to a joint report from the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the University’s investment is higher than the sector average, and the highest percentage of expenditure among all modern universities in London.
Overall, the sector invested a total of £743 million in widening participation activity in 2012-13, an increase of £61 million from 2011-12.
Just under half of this investment came from HEFCE funding to support widening access, students with disabilities, and improving retention and student success. The remainder came from fee income and other funding sources.