Make a difference on the Widening Participation Student Advisory Panel

Make your mark and gain valuable experience as a member of the new Widening Participation Student Advisory Panel (WPSAP).

The University of Kent is establishing a Widening Participation Student Advisory Panel (WPSAP). We are looking to recruit current students who are passionate about equality of opportunity in Higher Education throughout the student lifecycle, and have an interest in contributing to the decisions which underpin the University’s outreach work and strategic direction.

How to apply

We are looking for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, from a range of courses and years to create a diverse and inclusive panel. Any student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Kent can apply to be part of the panel.

Through our outreach work, we work with students in secondary schools across Kent and Medway, as well as adult learners. Panel members are expected to have an understanding of, and be familiar with, the English (and Kent) education system.

What to expect

The panel will initially meet between February and June 2023 (exact dates TBC). Meetings will be held on the Canterbury Campus (with the option of attending virtually if required) and will last 3 hours. The WPSAP will then meet on a termly basis, with a minimum of 3 meetings a year.


Students based at the Canterbury Campus will be remunerated by way of credit on their KentOne Card.  Panel members will receive £10 on their KentOne Card for every hour of attendance at meetings (maximum of 2 hours), with an additional 1 hour for necessary preparation to include reading prior to the meetings.  Students who are not based on the Canterbury Campus will be compensated for their time at the same rate through an alternative method.  Students will also earn 20 Employability Points throughout the academic year.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

Interviews will take place the week beginning 6 February 2023.

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