CASE STUDY

Widening Participation Officer University of Cambridge

The Children and Young Peoples’ Widening Participation Officer at the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) is a new post jointly funded by Arts Council England through the Major Partner Museum programme, and the University’s Widening Participation Project Fund. Through exciting and participative projects, the role is building sustainable partnerships with young people in target schools in collaboration with the University’s Admissions Office. This post has also enabled the School Liaison Officers in the individual Cambridge colleges to use museum visits and the UCM’s collections as an open portal to the University.