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Partnerships and agreements


The Widening Participation and Outreach team is delighted to have partnered with a number of organisations and charities that meet our aims. You can find details of our partners and how we work together below:

AimHigher London

We have a particularly well-established partnership with AimHigher London South. We support engagements with learners in key stage 3-5 at St Mary’s and partner universities and schools, as well as bespoke projects for specific groups.


We have a long-standing partnership with AccessHE, an organisation that supports universities conduct widening participation work mainly in London. We are represented on each of the AccessHE Action Forums, work with the team and other partners on focused projects, and have contributed a short online Law course for their digital platform.

Linking London

We are delighted to have more recently formed a partnership with Linking London in order to better support learners coming from FE. Through Linking London we have built or work with the National Collaborative Outreach Project (NCOP) and regularly attend board meetings and practitioner days.


Our partnership with Team-Up is centred around attainment raising work via tutoring small groups of young people across London. Our student ambassadors are trained to offer academic support after school to those most in need.

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

We have a successful partnership with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change where we work with specific learners in a select number of schools in order to broaden and raise aspirations in school and on-campus.  

Office for Students (OfS)

All universities must develop and Access Agreement detailing the fees they wish to charge, details of their financial support packages, details of their outreach activities, targets and milestones for Widening Participation. Access Agreements are renewed and formally approved each year by the Office for Students (OfS).

You can find a full record of St Mary’s University, Twickenham’s on the OfS Website.