Young People who are in areas least likely to
participate in Higher Education are targeted in our Widening
Participation initiatives and partnerships. We work in
collaboration with the North Yorkshire Business Education
Partnership (NYBEP) and are a partner in the ‘Green Apples’ project working
with the University of York, Askham Bryan College,
York College and
City of York Council.
We bring young people to the University as early as Year 6 and
at the different stages of their education pathway to experience
Higher Education. They may take part in subject tasters led by
academic tutors, undertake exciting activities to think about what
it is like to be a student, look at how to manage living on a
budget, moving away from home and independent study skills.
We aim to put Higher Education onto the young participants personal
map with a view to opening the doors to their future.
We also work closely with schools and colleges right across the
region, often visiting them, giving presentations on university
life and introducing young people and their carers and parents to
our students who act as role models and mentors.