What is the Into Schools Project?
In the UK not everybody has equal opportunity and resources to access higher education. As a Students’ Union we are committed to making sure that everybody has access to higher education regardless of their educational or social background, race, age, gender, or disability status.
However, we need YOU to volunteer to go into local Schools & help us work with young people to even the playing field.
If you work in a School and feel you would benefit from being apart of this programme and sign up to receieve news about what we are up to, click here or check out the 'Teachers Information' tab below.
How can I get involved with this?
We have many different projects in our Into Schools programme that you can get involved with: as a sports club or society, you can create and deliver a fun and interactive workshop to deliver in local schools; if you attended a state school in the UK, you can return to your old school to deliver a talk about student experience and your journey to university; or you can share your love of your subject by tutoring in a local school.
Whether you are a current student, a society member, an alumni or a teacher visiting this page, you can get involved in a huge variety of different ways. Check out the information blocks below.
We promote Widening Access
Here at Newcastle University, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to pursue further and higher education regardless of their social background, age, gender, disability status or ethnicity. Unfortunately, the North East has the lowest young participation in HE rate in England at 33% (compared to the national average in England of 38% and a rate in London of 48% - HEFCE data).
As such, NUSU: Into Schools was set up to encourage students involvement in schools.
Find out more about what Widening Access is here.