Univ’s Opportunity Programme won the award for “Innovation in promoting diversity in the student body” at the first ever Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards, held at the University of Oxford on 8 May.
The awards, which will be held every two years, aim to promote equality and diversity within the University by celebrating inspiring people and projects. The ceremony was held at Worcester College and hosted by June Sarpong MBE.
Sir Ivor Crewe, Master of University College Oxford, said: “The College is delighted that its Opportunity Programme has been selected for the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award. The Programme is designed to widen access to the University on the basis of merit and fairness and we are pleased that our approach is recognised by the award.”
Whilst Andrew Bell, Univ’s Senior Tutor, added: “The College is very proud of its Opportunity Programme. It stands as a beacon of our commitment to ambition and inclusivity. Our staff and students have really got behind the Programme, and our benefactors have been extremely generous in their support. This award is a great endorsement of their efforts.”
Launched in 2016, Univ’s Opportunity Programme aims to expand the number of UK students from disadvantaged backgrounds at the College.
Further details about the Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Awards can be found on the University of Oxford website.
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