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Aim Higher

Aimhigher West Midlands is a partnership of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), schools, academies and colleges. They work together to make sure that young people from less advantaged backgrounds have access to high quality, exciting and challenging experiences that enhance their careers education, motivate, inspire and provide accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance about higher education.

They visit local schools and colleges to give information, advice and guidance on higher education, and on the learning and career choices young people and their parents or carers face at 14, 16 and 18.

  • They run masterclasses, campus visits and taster sessions to give young people in Y9, 10, 11 and 12 the chance to see how exciting and challenging learning is at different universities.
  • They train current university students to work as mentors with hundreds of school and college learners every year.
  • They hold residential summer schools, so young people can get first-hand experience of what life is like as a university student.
  • They work with employer organisations, to give young people chances to explore the incredible range of graduate level careers available.