We work with students from a wide range of backgrounds to help support them into university, throughout their studies and into their careers. We believe everyone should have an equal and fair chance to study in higher education and that it is important to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to help them succeed.
Our Outreach Programme is designed to support you through activities, advice and impartial guidance, and allow you to explore whether university is right for you. Some activities are delivered in our partner sixth forms and colleges, and some take place on our campus. Registering for the programme will give you priority access to our events, which are usually fully booked.
You are invited to apply for the programme if you meet at least one of the following criteria and live in Sussex. Your teacher may encourage you to apply, or you can apply by yourself. It doesn’t matter what subject area you are interested in, whether or not you have decided to go to university, and whether you are taking A-levels, BTECs or other qualifications.
- You are in care or have been in care before.
- You have lost contact with your family. Often referred to as estranged, but not in the care of the local authority.
- You have a diagnosed disability (including a learning disability)
- You are a young carer.
- You receive the 16-19 bursary, or you received Free School Meals or Pupil Premium at secondary school.
- You are a refugee or asylum seeker.
- You are studying an Access to Higher Education course or are a mature student.
We also work with students living in certain areas where not many people go to university. We will look at your postcode to assess if you are eligible for our programme based on this.
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.