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Helping young people reach their potential

We’re committed to supporting school pupils of all ages and backgrounds to realise their potential.

We offer a range of programmes that give young people access to inspiring new experiences and opportunities. Through mentorship, courses, and campus visits we help pupils learn new skills and empower them to make decisions about their future.

Our work has a particular focus on young people who are under-represented in higher education and have experienced educational disadvantage or disruption. We provide carefully tailored programmes designed to break down the barriers these pupils face and to support them through their educational journey.

Our programmes

Priority groups including care experienced and young adult carers

Helping young carers and care-experienced young people to fulfil their potential.

Students at work

Step Up Programme

Equipping under-represented students with the skills to thrive in higher education.

Students at work

Access to Professions

Helping students to access university courses that lead on to specific professions.

Students at work

Higher Education Roadshow

Inspiring talks and workshops for students in years 9 to 11.

Parent Power

Empowering parents to support their children’s future.

Reaching Wider

Tackling barriers to entry, progression and success in higher education.

Discovery Project

Providing mentoring for young people with autism spectrum conditions.

Contact us

For more information about our programmes, please email our Widening Participation and Outreach team:

Widening participation and outreach team