Welcome to Aimhigher West Midlands

Aimhigher West Midlands is a partnership of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), schools, academies and colleges. Together, we want 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.

What we do

Aimhigher's Annual Review for 2013 / 2014 tells the stories of some of the young people we worked with last year. It recognizes the support of colleagues across our many partner schools, colleges and universities whose commitment to widening participation and social mobility makes the work of Aimhigher in the West Midlands possible.

Join Us!

We are now offering regional schools and colleges the opportunity to be part of our award winning programme in 2015/16.

This is your chance to secure Aimhigher support for disadvantaged students, meeting their careers information, advice and guidance needs and helping them reach their full potential.

Download the Programme Overview below then visit our on-line consultation to express interest in both our free and subscription-based activities.

What's On?

The colourful bubble links to the right of this page give detailed information on a wide range of Aimhigher activities, but our partner universities offer even more opportunities for schools and colleges. Browse or search using our constantly updated activities database.

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Aimhigher Works!

We constantly evaluate the impact our work has on young people, and have recently produced a brief summary of our findings. You can download the evidence here:

We also undertake large-scale longitudinal research with many thousands of young people, to identify their aspirations for the future and target support where they most need it. Over 6 years we have monitored the impact of the new higher education fee regime on the attitudes of over 11,000 young people. You can download a summary of our findings here:

The following Activity Reviews give more detailed evidence of the positive impact our activities had on over 750 young people during 2013/2014.