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IntoUniversity partnership shapes the next generation of students

For the last eight years, The University of Nottingham has partnered with the national educational charity IntoUniversity to encourage and inspire the next generation of prospective students. And so far, it’s been a hugely positive journey.

The city itself is home to three marvellous IntoUniversity learning centres – Nottingham West in Broxtowe, Nottingham East in St Ann’s and Nottingham Central in Hyson Green. Young people aged 7–18 can gain invaluable skills and advice to advance their futures – with the university or beyond.

With so much to gain, from after-school academic support, 1:1 mentoring, family learning activities and the FOCUS programme delivered with local partner schools which includes workshops and business experience, the partnership is set to continue, underlining the university’s commitment to the next generation. 

A school student with her University of Nottingham student mentor

Since 2011, 500 University of Nottingham students have passed on their knowledge and time by becoming volunteer mentors. And the University’s profile has also been boosted by hosted visits and taster days so young people can see what life is really like learning on campus.

Since the partnership began, IntoUniversity has worked with 13,097 unique learners and long may it continue.

“Our children have loved the IntoUniversity experience. They talk with confidence now about university being a real possibility for them in the future and they have solid ideas about what courses are available to them.”

Bronwen Sullivan, Year 6 Teacher, Melbury Primary School