All partners work collaboratively to offer a wide range of outreach activities for schools aimed at raising aspirations, encouraging young people to progress to higher education and helping them to make the right choices about their future.
Our outreach activities are provided in conjuction with the City of York CEIAG offer (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance).
The activities we can offer to schools include:
Sessions can be delivered by HE schools' and colleges' outreach teams and by student ambassadors. They can be aimed at various audiences e.g. pupils, parents and carers, teachers and careers guidance staff.
Whilst some activities involve on site visits to our partner universities or colleges, a number of these activities can also be delivered on school sites.
An annual ‘stocktake’ is also available to schools to review their involvement and access to HE outreach. The ‘stocktake’ will review existing outreach activity with your school, and lead to the development of a planned programme of activity which meets your needs.
We are one of three networks contributing to the 'Imagination' project, which aims to raise aspiration, attainment and progression by offering experiential learning opportunities to pupils in communities along the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coasts. The University of Hull Federation of Regional Colleges for Engagement (FORCE) are leading the project, working with the Lincolnshire
Outreach Network as well as Higher York.
Using a range of technologies and social media, as well as face-to-face sessions, pupils will develop their own capacity to change by looking at ways in which they can actively improve their local community.
In addition to the activities listed above, some schools and students may be able to access other events and activities offered by our partner universities and colleges. Please note that some of these activities have restricted access for reasons of practicality, or because they are specifically designed for targeted group of pupils, e.g. those eligible for free school meals or the pupil premium, or have no experience of HE in the family.