DWRM aims to break down the barriers to successful delivery of Higher Education in prison, which we have experienced from both sides of the fence. We work with universities to offer a choice of degree courses to students in prison, focusing on provision of study materials, tuition and participation in a learning community. And when people are released from prison, we support them to attend the university campus to complete their degree.
Dame Sally Coates
We are working with several universities whose details are in our prospectus. More will be added to this list during the year, as we continue to increase the choice available to students in prison. Please contact us for a copy of our prospectus.
University of Westminster offering Level 3 modules in Social Science subjects.
London College of Creative Media (LCCM) offering Music Performance and Music Business Management degrees.
University of Greenwich offering a Maths degree.
SOAS, University of London offering an Art Critics course as an introduction to Higher Education.
Open Study College, offering A levels and Level 3 qualifications.
Rocketeer Group offering business start-up courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3
Our university partners are committed to providing access to education for people from every background, and most of them also have a strong track record as leaders in the field of prison-university partnerships. This sector-leading position makes our partner universities ideal institutions to lead our current initiative seeking to broaden access to higher education for current and former prisoners.
Each has made a commitment to inclusive education which is clear through their policy on admissions for people with convictions. The policies are open and accessible and have been developed alongside organisations working to support prisoner education. This allows students from all backgrounds (including recently released and currently serving prisoners) to study for their futures in a supportive academic environment.