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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 71429 Students
  • We've helped deliver 13798 Activities
  • We’ve worked with 171 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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Heading in to the weekend with some great teacher feedback following a recent school visit to campus 😍

#FeedbackFriday #OutreachWorks #UniConnect

Here are our top tips for avoiding common mistakes in your personal statement! For more help and advice head to #toptiptuesday #uniconnect ...

Aspire to HE would like to thank all schools, colleges, staff & students for getting this academic year off to a great start. Wishing you all a happy and restful half-term break! 🙌


It`s National Care Leavers Week (Wednesday 25 October to 1 November 2023) which is an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of care-experienced young people and raise awareness of support and opportunities on offer.

We know life as a care leaver can be hard. Without the safety nets so many of us take for granted, such as parental support, everyday living can be a struggle when faced with barriers most people never encounter.

Last year we helped fund the production of a booklet with aims to signpost care experienced and estranged students to the breadth of support available. Visit our Aspire to HE website for the free download.

It’s just over 2 weeks to go until our Future Thinking programme officially kicks off in schools! #uniconnect ...

Schools and community groups can apply for funding to run activities during British Science Week - March 2024. The deadline for applying is 6th November.

Pop the words `British Science Week funding` into your browser and see the funding available for your ideas.

Considering a Masters or PhD? The University of Wolverhampton, and other Universities, will be exhibiting at the Postgraduate LIVE Study event at London Metropolitan University. This is your chance to find out more about the courses you are interested in.

Discuss your options, get personalised funding advice and find out what Masters and PhD study is really like. Find out more at

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