AccessHE has received funding to deliver part of the London National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). The NCOP is a funded project from the Office for Students (formerly the HEFCE) aiming to increase the number of young people from lower participation neighbourhoods into higher education by 2020.
AccessHE is working as part of a London consortium in partnership with Linking London and Aimhigher London South to support learners in the 13 London target wards identified by government data as having high social deprivation and lower than expected numbers of learners progressing to higher education based on GCSE attainment.
With funding secured through until July 2019 in the first instance, AccessHE is working with our member HEIs to deliver a programme of outreach activities to Year 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 learners in schools in the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham and Havering, where several of the identified target wards are located. The programme aims to increase awareness of opportunities available in higher education and support learners to make informed decisions about their futures.
If you would like to find out more about the London NCOP, please contact Naz.Khan@londonhigher.ac.uk.
To read about recent project updates, please click here.