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We strive to support people in the Black Country & Telford and Wrekin, to achieve their full potential through higher education.

Aspire to HE is a partnership, led by the University of Wolverhampton with local schools and colleges, who are committed to improving access to higher education for everyone in the Black Country, and Telford and Wrekin. We provide impartial guidance and practical support to help people make an informed and ambitious decision about higher education and their future.

  • We've helped over 75641 Students
  • We've helped deliver 14899 Activities
  • We’ve worked with 187 Schools & Colleges

What can we offer?

As Part of the National Uni Connect Programme, we offer an exciting range of activities both in local schools and colleges and at the three University of Wolverhampton campuses in Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford. Our dedicated team and our partner organisations inspire and support young people to make ambitious and informed decisions about HE pathways and progression to higher level study.

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This month @armyfamiliesfederation and @scipalliance (alongside lots of local partnerships) are celebrating military children – youngsters who face the unique challenges of being in a Service family.

Every year the MOD, charities and schools organise events, activities and competitions throughout April to recognise their achievement.

Aspire to HE are hosting an event for Year 9 children from military families on 17th April. For more information email

Attention Secondary School Art Teachers!
Arts Connect are offering an amazing menu of FREE CPD workshops for teachers during the Spring/Summer terms.

We know that young people experience inequality in the access they have to high quality, inclusive art education and progression opportunities into HE and beyond. In response to this Aspire to HE and Arts Connect are offering a funded programme of art teacher CPD sessions that focus on diversity and representation in the art curriculum and engaging and inspiring boys through visual art.

Based in a Black Country art venue, each teacher CPD session will be led by an established artist educator who will equip art teachers with new skills, knowledge and inspiration to build on the breadth and diversity of their curriculum, reflecting students’ educational needs, interests, lived experience and heritage.

See for more details.

Exciting opportunity to come and work for Aspire to HE!

We are looking to recruit a Data, Monitoring and Evaluation Administrator to join our team at University of Wolverhampton. Closing date 8/4/24

For further details and to apply please see link

With today bringing to a close another fantastic term working with our partner schools and colleges, we’re wishing everyone a restful and well-earned break! #HappyEaster 🐣 ...

It`s Day One of #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek 2024. Visit the official website for this year`s schedule of free online events and for helpful resources such as factsheets and downloadable comic books.

Yesterday, Aspire to HE visited the UK University & Apprenticeship Fair in Birmingham with students from Wolverhampton College, Walsall College and Dudley College. It was a great event that, in addition to a focus on universities, highlighted the benefits of Higher & Degree Apprenticeships #aspiretohe ...

Aspire to HE welcomes the publication today of the independent review of collaborative outreach. The report shows clear evidence that the Uni Connect programme is transformative for young people who engage in intensive and targeted outreach delivery. We welcome the recommendations for consistent and multi-year central government funding for the next phase of the programme and look forward to working with the OfS as they consult with the national partnerships and key stakeholders on this. #uniconnect ...

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Whether you're a student, with lots of questions, a parent with some concerns or a teacher requiring further information.
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