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Receive a lower contextual offer to study at Newcastle University via the PARTNERS Programme.

The PARTNERS programme has been running since the year 2000 and is one of the most well-established supported entry routes to higher education of its kind.

Over 8,000 students have studied at Newcastle University via the PARTNERS Programme. It offers a range of support and opportunities to help you make a successful application to Newcastle University.

Thinking about applying to PARTNERS for 2024 entry? Register your interest here.

Through the PARTNERS Programme you could:

  • Receive a lower contextual offer to Newcastle University.
  • Attend the PARTNERS Academic Summer School.
  • Develop skills necessary to be a successful student.
  • Meet other students and increase your confidence.
  • Receive support through the application process, on results day and after entering the university.

What’s in it for me?

There are loads of benefits to completing PARTNERS. You’ll experience student life earlier than non-PARTNERS students and get a head start on higher education, by completing the PARTNERS Academic Summer School and supplementary events.

There’s also lots of support available while you’re at University, such as Student Ambassador work experience, the Careers Insights programme and potential financial support.

Find out more about the benefits of taking part.

AMAZING programme, I genuinely couldn't recommend this more. It gave me a chance to meet new people and get a taster of what I can expect in September. Everything was extremely informative, it also gave me a head-start for university knowledge.

PASS 2022 attendee (from anonymised feedback survey)

Find out more about the Programme...

The following PDF gives an overview of the Programme, including its history and overall aims: