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How we can help you

In this section you will find a range of information to help you on your higher education journey – whether you are in the early stages of thinking about your options, ready to apply or already studying. We are here to help you access and prepare for Further and Higher Education. 

Check out our Resource Bank, where you will find lots of downloadable documents and help sheets. We also have a Key Dates page, which is a calendar of Open Days, Taster Sessions and Information Evenings, which are hosted by our partner Colleges and Universities. For more information, look at the Useful Links page, which is full of links to websites where you can find out more about Further and Higher Education. 

What we believe

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential whilst at school, sixth form or college. Why not watch the video below for a pep talk - you can do whatever you set your mind to!


"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."