Including Me activities provide encouragement and support to a diverse range of students who may be facing additional barriers on their path to university.

These opportunities are offered in addition to our exciting programme of outreach events and activities.

The aim of this programme is to ensure tailored assistance is available to ensure all students can make the best education choice for them. We arrange individual and group trips to UEA, and host a specific Summer School each year especially for students with experience of local authority care.  More info can be found in the Including Me programme.

Who can get involved?

We welcome participation in Including Me activities of learners with a wide range of experiences, including: 

  • Students in local authority care, and those who have previous experience of living in care 

  • Young people and young adults with caring responsibilities at home 

  • Students who are estranged from their parents (meaning you haven’t had contact with any living parent for a significant period, usually 12 months or more) 

  • Students with a disability, mental health condition or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D 

  • Students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities 

  • Students who are refugees, and those seeking asylum  

  • Young people attending alternative or therapeutic education provision 

What is the Including Me programme?

There's an overview of what can be offered below, but full details are in the Including Me programme:

  • Small or large groups are welcome to request a group campus visit during term time or school holidays - simply email includingme@uea.ac.uk

  • Individual or pairs of students can apply to attend a Student Shadowing day. Apply here.

  • Young people in care aged 14-18 are invited to attend the Experience Uni residential summer school in August 2020. 

  • All individuals are also strongly encouraged to consider applying for one of our other free residential summer schools. 

  • We can also provide information and CPD sessions for staff, including interactive sessions about opportunities at Higher Education, and answer questions about accessing and succeeding at university. 

Help with transport costs is available via our Travel Fund.  Email includingme@uea.ac.uk if you have any questions or specific transport needs. 

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

Got questions? No problem. Do get in touch with Liz Ferguson, Outreach Officer: includingme@uea.ac.uk  or +44 (0)1603 591960 or +44 (0)7789 171619.