WIDENING PARTICIPATION

Access and Participation Statement

Introduction:

Mont Rose College is an independent Higher Education Provider. We are committed to provide high quality education and excellent student experience. Widening participation is part of the Strategic Plan of MRC. It is enshrined in its founding ethos and strategic plan, this is because the College already has a very diversified participation profile with regard to male female ratio, age profile, ethnic diversity, residence, employment profile and employment history.

The college aims are:

  • To provide and deliver high quality education, learning and assessment across the whole college
  • To provide relevant and supportive opportunities to all our students
  • To support the professional development of staff
  • To improve our services for the learners with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • To embed e-learning opportunities within all courses at the college
  • To respect and promote diversity

Our students are mainly from disadvantage Black Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BME).

As an educational institution, we do our best to motivate, encourage and shape peoples lives for the better future. Over the years we have worked with so many people and helped them to achieve what they believed was not achievable and succeed beyond their expectations.

Widening participation activities:

The college Student Services Department, Admission Department and College Employbility Centre participate and undertake the following activities throughout the year to help students in improving student’s learning experience and their employment prospects

  • Participation in regional UCAS events
  • Participating in local school events
  • Participating in local council events
  • Inviting industry specialists as guest speakers
  • Arranging National Career Service workshops
  • Arranging student job placements
  • In house Job fairs by inviting recruiting agencies

The college Academic/ Quality Assurance Board monitors all the above mentioned activities, retention and achievement data and report it to the Governing Board as part of the self evaluation.