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Helping your students make informed choices

Our work with ages 16+

As teenagers move on to further study, it’s essential to get them to think about their future and what Higher Education (HE) can offer them. We want to inspire young people to go into a career they’re passionate about, and we know that studying at university can be an important part of that journey.

We work alongside a number of schools, academies and colleges through our AspireBU programme targeting 14 to 19 year olds. Our aim is to help your students make an informed choice about their future and, if they decide university is for them, we can offer advice about the application process too.

To give your students an idea of what university life is like, you can arrange a HE Experience Day or a BU Insight Day with us. We’re also more than happy to come to you and can run presentations, workshops and other sessions about various aspects of HE from finance to student life.

We can also hold talks for parents/carers about HE to give them a better idea of what opportunities are open to their children once they leave school. Why not invite us along to your parents’ evening?

We’ll work closely with you and your team to give you the knowledge and tools you need to help your students apply for university by running sessions about subjects like the application process and student finance. You can also attend our annual Careers Advisers & Teachers Conference, as well as other events, to get an overview of the wider HE environment.

Who we work with

We provide an extended programme of outreach activities for young people from groups under-represented in HE. This includes young people living in low participation neighbourhoods,  students from low socio-economic backgrounds, young people in care and students with special educational needs. Projects include student mentoring schemes and Summer Breaks.

Download the 2017-18 AspireBU programme