The University of Bremen strives to mirror the diversity of society and therefore undertakes efforts to proactively recruit students from underrepresented segments of society. We subject the established access routes to higher education to critical review, along with our everyday practices in dealing with diversity, conflicts and discrimination. We offer intensive counselling to prospective students to enable them to better assess what will be required of them and help them evaluate their own learning inclinations and make an informed choice of study programme. Going forward, we must ensure that study programmes allow even greater flexibility so as to adequately take into account the diversity of students’ individual circumstances in different phases of their study, and support life-long learning. At the same time, the University strives to provide additional opportunities for highly motivated students to explore and develop their talents.