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.

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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 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. 

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 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

We are currently facilitating a series of university campus visits as part of our ‘Future Focus’ programme for students from Armed Forces Families. To date visits have included a group of year 10 students visiting The Royal Agricultural University and another from year 11 going to the University of Reading. These trips are all fully funded by Study Higher and allow students to experience university life, receive information about alternate pathways into HE and meet student ambassadors with similar backgrounds.

The final event this year takes place on Wednesday 22 June when a group of students in year 9 will visit the University of Oxford. If you would like to register places for your students to attend this event 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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