Newcastle University is the lead institution for Realising Opportunities - a unique collaboration of 12 research intensive universities working together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from under-represented groups.
The Realising Opportunities programme aims to build on lessons learned from the last 10 years of the universities work to widen participation.
The aim of the programme is to enable students to:
Students undertake the programme in years 12 and 13 following a range of interventions and opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge to ensure they are better equipped to succeed at a research intensive university:
Teachers are also provided with a wide range of resources to support the students taking part in Realising Opportunities.
To date, ten of our Partner institutions have agreed to give an alternative offer of up to 40 UCAS points for students successfully completing the programme and meeting course requirements.
Participating students are supported by an undergraduate mentor from one of the partner universities who encourage and support their progression throughout the programme. The ementoring takes place on the Realising Opportunities secure website which also contains a range of activities and resources which will support students study skills throughout the programme. The website can be accessed on www.realisingopportunities.ac.uk
Partners involved in the Realising Opportunities project are: