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Research

Supporting Young People Living on the Coast

We have funded an MSc by Research at York St John University which explores why people from the coastal areas are less likely to go to university. Owen Sloanes completed the research in November 2019 and it has since gained media attention. 

Executive Summary of the research paper (downloadable PDF)

BBC Radio Humberside, listen here from 2:39 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07rxy5r

Yorkshire Coast Radio: https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2986505/why-yorkshire-coast-teenagers-are-saying-no-to-university/ 

Testimonials

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

- People Like Me Workshop

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- 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."