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Raising Aspirations Partnership

The Raising Aspirations Partnership is a collaboration between Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities. The Partnership works with young people aged 9-16 along with their parents, carers, teachers and advisors, to help them making informed decisions about Higher Education, through a series of exciting, interactive activities.

From January 2015, we are delighted to announce that Durham and Teesside Universities will be joining the Raising Aspirations Partnership. Keep an eye on the Partnership website for details of the new events and activities that we will be offering.


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Higher Education Teachers' and Advisors'

As part of the Raising Aspirations Partnership, we organise this annual conference with Newcastle and Sunderland Universities.The conference aims to inform delegates about topical issues relating to Higher Education...

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University Explained (for Parents and Carers)

University Explained is a joint event between Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities and can help you to support your son or daughter in the decisions they will have to make regarding university.

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Interpreting University (for D/deaf students) | Yr 10 - 13

Interpreting University is an information day which provides students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing the opportunity to come and find out more about university.

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Choices Together

Choices Together is the perfect opportunity to find out all about being a university student and what Higher Education could offer you in the future. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t thought about college or university – everyone is welcome!.

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For a full list of events across the three insitutions please visit and access our easy to use calendar that lists daily activities for your pupils to participate in !

For more detailed information visit or email Lil Collingham, Manager of the Raising Aspirations Partnership 

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