Aspiration-raising activities for everyone Aspiration-raising activities for everyone

The University is strongly committed to ensuring that all young people can access the information and support they require to progress to high quality higher education. Some students may have greater difficulties to overcome than others, and we endeavour to provide tailored assistance and encouragement in acknowledgment of this.

In August 2009, the University was awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education, in recognition of the support and encouragement we offer to Looked After Children and Care Leavers throughout the higher education life cycle. This was valid for three years, and The University's Quality Mark was re-awarded again in 2012 for another three years.

Activities for young people

We aim to create an inclusive environment in all our aspiration-raising activities, including campus visits, academic tasters and residential summer schools. We particularly welcome participation in these activities by care leavers, young carers and students with a disability, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty.

We are very happy to discuss individual requirements ahead of a campus visit or summer school experience, and we would like to encourage school staff, parents and carers to contact us with any issues or concerns.

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities we offer for young people in the local area, or discuss an upcoming event, please contact Liz Ferguson at or on 01603 591960.