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Uni Connect


The Uni Connect Programme is funded by the Office for Students (OfS) and is currently focused on providing targeted higher education outreach to young people in years 9 to 14 living in particular geographic areas where higher education participation is lower than might be expected given the GCSE results of the young people who live there.

Uni Connect aims to:

  • Reduce the gap in higher education participation between the most and least represented groups
  • Support young people to make well-informed decisions about their future education
  • Support effective and impactful local collaboration by higher education providers working together with schools, colleges, employers and other partners
  • Contribute to a stronger evidence base around ‘what works’ in higher education outreach and strengthen evaluation practice in the sector
  • Establish 29 local outreach hubs to help schools and colleges access higher education resources and information