Support for partner sixth forms, colleges and parents
Our outreach team supports teachers, advisers, parents and carers, all of whom help shape young people’s decisions about higher education.
We offer visits, advice, training (CPD) and a wide range of courses for teachers and advisers to help year 12 and year 13 students to consider university as an option – from choosing what to study to applications and finances. This includes information on changes in higher education, admissions and entry requirements, the UCAS process, and student funding and finance.
We run events on campus and online, including:
- post-16 talks – talks and workshops delivered at partner sixth forms and colleges
- subject tasters – taster activities and subjects days at our campuses
- summer schools – residential, non-residential and online summer programmes
- open days and campus visits – open to all prospective students.
We also run a series of talks for parents and carers designed to help support young people as they make their decisions about going on to university.
To book onto events or for more information, please visit our events page.
Benefits of our programme
Benefits for schools and colleges
We offer teachers and advisors at our partner schools and colleges a range of support:
- up-to-date information on changes in higher education, entry requirements, UCAS and student finance
- ongoing support, advice and training (CPD) for staff who advise on progression to higher education
- activities that we can tailor to your school or college
- guidance on reference writing
- a partnership valued by the OFSTED inspection process.
- direct support with Gatsby Benchmark 7. By the age of 18, all students considering applying for university should have made at least two visits to universities to meet staff and students.
For more information, see our list of upcoming HE fairs and exhibitions.
Benefits for parents and carers
We support parents and carers of young people at sixth form or college through:
- evening events offering information, advice and guidance about university
- family university taster days, so parents and carers can explore university life on campus with their child
- seminars about student finance and applications
- email newsletter and notifications of upcoming events and visits
You'll find more information about this on our page for parents, carers and guardians.
In addition to our outreach offer, we provide opportunities to students from backgrounds under-represented in higher education to support their progression to university.
Who we support
We work with our partner schools and colleges across Sussex and beyond to raise the aspirations of students living in postcode areas where people are less likely to go to university.
We welcome students to join our programme if they:
- are in care or have been in care before
- have lost contact with their family. Often referred to as estranged, but not in the care of the local authority
- have a diagnosed disability (including a learning disability)
- are a young carer
- receive the 16–19 bursary, or received free school meals or pupil premium at secondary school
- are a refugee or asylum seeker
- are studying an Access to Higher Education course or are a mature student.
Registering for the programme will give you priority access to our events. Students can apply using this application form.
What does the Widening Participation programme include?
We offer events, activities and support on campus and online, including:
- taster lectures, workshops and campus visits
- summer schools
- one-to-one support with writing personal statements
- help in preparing for interviews
- advice and seminars on applications, entry requirements, finance
- advice on the wide range of university courses
- parents evenings
- updates on upcoming events and visits.
If you have any queries, get in touch at email@example.com.
Get in touch
Contact the outreach team
- Call the university enquiries team on 01273 644644, or they're available on live chat on www.brighton.ac.uk
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