For many learners, thinking about their next steps after school or college can be a bewildering time. They are faced with many choices and can sometimes feel bombarded with information and uncertain where to turn. With so many choices available, it can also be hard for teachers and advisors to know what information to provide. Through the NTU Partnership Scheme, we can help.

We know from feedback that for many school and college students, having the opportunity to listen or talk to our team and current university students can help make the next stage much clearer. The scheme is an opportunity for you to build relationships and work in partnership with Nottingham Trent University.

We can offer schools, pupils and staff our support through the delivery of activities that raise awareness of higher education, and through subject-specific curriculum enrichment opportunities designed to inform and inspire.

Our External Partnership Coordinators (EPCs) work with you to arrange talks, visits and events, either in your school or on our University campuses. Our team of Internal Partnership Coordinators (IPCs) work with our academic teams to develop the subject-specific events, and with teachers from schools and colleges to meet the needs of our partnership community.

Schools and colleges will be invited to become partner institutions with NTU, a relationship that will provide the following benefits and support:

For the school or college

  • A named External Partnership Coordinator within NTU, who will be your first point of contact and refer queries or requests for subject-specific input to appropriate colleagues within the University.
  • You will get a certificate for your school or college foyer.
  • We will provide an annual prize.
  • You can have an NTU presence at prize-giving or award ceremonies.
  • We will offer you higher education / UCAS / finance talks or sessions, delivered by our experienced team of Outreach Coordinators and Activities Officers.
  • We offer curriculum enrichment opportunities that might reflect the specialist status of your school, or target an area where there is a need to raise attainment.
  • We give feedback on the number of your pupils who have progressed to NTU, including personal case studies.
  • We provide information for parents on the benefits of higher education, including progression to specific courses and the employability prospects of NTU graduates.

For staff

  • You will get access to library resources.
  • We will provide CPD, including subject-specific opportunities, sessions on topics related to higher education, visits, and networking.
  • We will give updates on higher education issues such as policy developments, the latest statistics, changes in UCAS processes, and new courses at NTU.
  • We will send out invitations to attend our distinguished lectures.
  • Access the NTU Outreach LinkedIn profile for updates and discussions.

For pupils

  • They will get higher education pre-entry advice, guidance and support, which will include sessions on the UCAS process, how to write personal statements, finance, accommodation, and student life.
  • They will be offered invitations to attend subject-specific masterclasses, taster days and summer schools.
  • They can get information and advice on our NTU website
  • They will gain access to work experience at NTU through the NTU Work Inspiration Scheme, enterprise activities and curriculum-based opportunities, such as support for extended projects.
  • We work with all learners to raise awareness of and aspirations towards higher education, but we recognise some learners require additional support and have developed our widening participation programme to reflect this.

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