AnthroSchools is a widening participation initiative to broaden the pathway of talented students into university. As part of our efforts to be a more inclusive and anti-racist department, we are committed to making anthropology more accessible, especially to non selective state school audiences.
Anthropology offers young people the chance to explore different aspects of human diversity; from our evolution as a species, to our relationship with the material/digital world, and our vast variety of social practices and cultural forms across local, regional and global contexts. It is therefore appealing to students with a broad range of subject interests that cut across Science, the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.
As social scientists, anthropology graduates are excellent communicators, equipped with rigorous research and interpersonal skills, and are reflective thinkers who will ask questions and challenge assumptions about the way the world works. These skills are transferrable to a broad range of careers including teaching, social work, the civil service, the ‘not for profit’ sector and development, as well as advertising, media, market research and business.
AnthroSchools offers a range of free and open access extracurricular teaching resources and in school activities for state school teachers and students to learn about anthropology in relation to national curriculum school subjects.