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Help the region's young people fulfil their potential

The IntoUniversity Centre aims to empower young people to achieve their academic and career ambitions and succeed in life. The Centre is based in Monkchester Community Centre in the East End of Newcastle and is supported by a collaborative partnership between Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, and IntoUniversity.

IntoUniversity is a charity that inspires young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress to Higher Education, they have an extensive national network of high-quality, learning centres situated in local communities.

Supporting young people aged 7-18, the Centre provides academic support, soft-skill development, and career guidance, helping young people to achieve a university place or another chosen aspiration. It delivers after-school academic support sessions, including FOCUS, a programme of aspiration-building workshops and a mentoring scheme led by university students and industry professionals.

IntoUniversity takes a unique approach by providing local learning centres in disadvantaged communities. Since its founding in 2002, IntoUniversity has established an extensive national network of high-quality, local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve.

On average more than 1000 students from disadvantaged communities per year benefit from the centre, which provides three main forms of support to students aged 7 to 18:

  • Individual one-to-one academic support to help with school homework, course work and exam revision.
  • A FOCUS programme involving subject based aspiration and awareness raising workshops.
  • Mentoring support providing positive role models from both organisations and university students.

Your donation will support the work of the Centre, providing vital opportunities for young people.

£10 will provide a student with a place on the IntoUniversity Secondary FOCUS programme;

£25 will enable a student to take part in the award-winning IntoUniversity Primary FOCUS week;

£50 will enable a class of primary students to take part in a “What is a University?” workshop;

£100 per month will enable a class of secondary students to take part in IntoUniversity workshops; 

£250 per month will provide 8 students with a full year of after-school Academic Support sessions;

£2,500 will support the Year 5 Primary FOCUS Programme;

£3,000 will support the Careers inFOCUS Programme;

£5,000 will support the Leadership in FOCUS programme

£10,000 will support the mentoring programme;

£25,000 will support the salary of an Into Education Worker member of staff for one year.

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