Hello! The FutureHY team are all working from home, however we are all still available on email and phone, and we will be regularly updating our website with new resources and blog posts for students, parents and teachers. If you want to get in touch, please submit a contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.




Our Team & Partners

The FutureHY team comprises of a Central Team of 5 and 9 Outreach Assistants based in FE/HE Institutions.

Our Central Team

Our Central Team are based at York St John University. 

Helen Smith Project Director
Izzy Tooke Project Assistant
Joanne Hall Outreach Hub Officer 
Louisa Dobson Outreach Hub Officer 
Rebecca Harland Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Central Office ncop@yorksj.ac.uk / 01904 876027

Our Outreach Assistants

Our Outreach Assistants are based at our partner colleges and universities. 

Jade Robinson Craven College, Skipton https://www.craven-college.ac.uk/ 
Penny Garner Harrogate College, Harrogate https://www.harrogate-college.ac.uk/
Daniel Cook York St John University https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/ 
Steven McLean Askham Bryan College, York https://www.askham-bryan.ac.uk/
Frederick Hopkins York College https://www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/
Lucie Stanworth Selby College https://selby.ac.uk
Pippa Harker Scarborough TEC https://scarboroughtec.ac.uk/
Evie Bilton CU Scarborough https://www.coventry.ac.uk/cus/
Chloé Carbis  University of York https://www.york.ac.uk/ 

Additional Partners:

City of York Council - https://www.york.gov.uk/

North Yorkshire County Council - https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/

LEP/Careers Enterprise Company (CEC) - https://www.businessinspiredgrowth.com/ / https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/

National Citizen Service (NCS) - https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/

North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area - https://northyorkshirecoastoa.co.uk/

NYBEP - https://nybep.org.uk/

York Cares - https://www.yorkcares.co.uk/


"I have been in frequent communication with my mentor, and I have a lot to learn from him. He is doing a Masters at Columbia University and works in investment banking. He has been very engaging, setting useful tasks for me to develop my understanding."

- Brightside - Prepare for HE online mentee

“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

"UniConnect 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 futurehy 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 an 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."