Welcome to Aimhigher

Aimhigher 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.

Help Your Students Aimhigher in 2014/15

Between 2011 and 2015 our partner universities have committed £1 million to the Aimhigher programme. Over 50 schools, academies and colleges have joined the partnership, enabling us to support more than 1,000 young people a year. If you would like Aimhigher support for your students in 2014/15 please read our briefing and express your interest by using our online programme builder via the link below.

Visit our 2014/15 Online Programme Builder to secure support for your students now.

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!

Aimhigher's Annual Review for 2012 / 2013 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 has made the continuation of Aimhigher in the West Midlands possible.

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 2012 / 2013.