Underrepresented groups

Study Higher have a number of small programmes targeting different groups of young people who are currently underrepresented in higher education. Find out more below.

If you have a group of students you would like us to consider working with and who are not mentioned below please contact us on info@studyhgiher.ac.uk

care experienced

Care experienced students

Our ‘Future Pathways’ programme currently targets students in years 10 and 11 who are care experienced. Working alongside local virtual schools, the programme consists of visits to local further education colleges, employers and universities, as well as a series of virtual webinars covering topics such as employability skills, college vs sixth form and university life. All trips are fully funded by Study Higher. 

For more information about how we can support your care experienced students please email: info@studyhigher.ac.uk

Click the link below to take a look at our information page for care experienced students including targeted support offered by HEIs and apprenticeship information. 

‘How to Support your Care Experienced and Estranged Students this Christmas: A Practical Guide for all HE Staff’

Although this guide was issued for Christmas 2022 many of the links offer support through out the year. 

Authored by Ira Hakim (Student Community Manager at Unite Foundation) and EaCES, a peer-support network by and for estranged and care experienced students in the UK and ROI.

Aimed at all staff in Higher Education, regardless of area of expertise or job title, the guide offers input on the small changes that can massively support, and be inclusive of, estranged and care experienced students during the winter period and Christmas break.

Really, practically useful suggestions and advice, some of which you may know about and are already practising, some which you may not, complemented by information on the Unite Students website.

Read and/or download the Practical Guide for All HE Staff – Christmas and Winter Holidays using the link below. 

Young carers

‘Young carers on tour’ is our fully funded programme targeted at young carers aged between 13-18 (living in our regions). It consists of a series of day-trips to visit different universities and further education colleges giving young people the opportunity to experience a bit of university life and find out about different routes through education alongside other young carers. All transport, lunch and activities are provided free of charge.

For more information about how we can support your young carer students please email: youngcarers@brookes.ac.uk

Click the link below to take a look at our information page for young carers including information about our next trips and how to register, as well as targeted support offered by HEIs.

Young people from Armed Forces families

‘Future Focus’ is a series of university campus visits and some webinars for students from Armed Forces Families. To date we have taken students on fully funded visits to The Royal Agricultural University, University of Oxford and the University of Reading where they have had the opportunity to experience university life, receive information about alternate pathways into HE and talk with student ambassadors who have similar backgrounds.

For more information about how we can support your service family students please email: info@studyhigher.ac.uk

Click the link below to take a look at our information page for service ‘children’ including information about support available from different HEIs across the country. 

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