About us

We are the York & North Yorkshire hub for Uni Connect, known locally as futurehy. We are part of the UniConnect programme, and we have staff members based in colleges and universities across the region. York St John University is the lead institution for the project, and our Central Team are primarily based there. We also have a Steering Group, made up of senior colleagues from various partner institutions. 

If you are a teacher or parent and would like to find out if your students are eligible to join the programme please contact us for more information. 

Please scroll through this About section to find out more about how we work and what we do!


“I have learned more about myself and the opportunities ahead of me"

- People Like Me Workshop

“Everyone is supportive and the staff are very friendly”

- Project Dare Workshop

“Thanks for the interesting talk. I’ll be using your positive thinking strategies in my exams.”

- Exam Prep Workshop

"NCOP have been amazing to work with and we can't thank them enough for offering this additional support for young people. This has and will most certainly support them in their ideas and choices to access further education. The support, communication and dedication from the NCOP team has been second to none and we are so grateful of what they can offer/support young people with in terms of further education."

"the NCOP programme (and especially the team I have had the privilege of working with) has been a huge advantage to our school. I am very happy with their aims and ethos and they are consistent, organised and enthusiastic in their delivery."

"I experienced first hand at least one student overcome their insecurity and was able to fully engage in an activity led by a NCOP Outreach Assistant"

"Many students who came here (a University campus) today did not see university as an option but now feel confident that this is possible."