GM Higher, Greater Manchester Higher, Widening participation, Social mobility, Outreach

Aiming Higher Together

Events and Resources for Teachers and Advisors

Schools working with Greater Manchester Higher can meet their Ofsted objectives by supporting learners to make ‘choices about the next stage of their education (…) from impartial careers advice and guidance’ and are ensuring learners are ‘prepared for the next stage in their education, training or employment.’

They can also satisfy the following Gatsby benchmark: ‘Encounters with further and higher education.’

Our main resource for learners is our University and Me Guide, which contains everything you need to know about higher education and how to get there.

Further resources, specifically for teachers and advisers, can be found below.



For your pupils

View our collection of resources


Information from the government about apprenticeships and traineeships

National Apprenticeship Application Portal

GM Apprenticeship IAG project who provide activities and events for schools

Interserve Learning and Employment North-West Apprenticeship Advice Project

Rochdale Apprenticeships

Advancing Access

Resources and CPD materials from a partnership of 24 leading universities, to help advise learners making their key stage 4, key stage 5 and university choices

Career Point

Virtual environment for careers information, advice and guidance in Greater Manchester

Engineering Futures

Information, advice and guidance about careers in engineering and progression routes in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Higher IAG Leaflet

Advice about higher education and common progression routes, including what you should be thinking about at each stage of your journey Greater Manchester Higher IAG Leaflet

Informed Choices

Advice from the Russell Group about choosing GCSE and A level subjects

National Networks for Collaborative Outreach

Not a school or college based in Greater Manchester? Find your local Network for Collaborative Outreach

National Network for the Education of Care Leavers

Information and events targeted specifically at care-experienced learners

Not going to uni

Options for students who are considering options other than higher education

Oxford and Cambridge Outreach

Information about applying to Oxford and Cambridge and the outreach activitiy they offer all in one place

Student Finance England Practitioner Resources

Student Finance resources for teachers and advisers including factsheets and lesson plans

The University of Manchester Teacher’s Resources

Including teaching resources, EPQ resources and Young Person’s University

The University of Manchester Schools and Colleges Liaison Guide

Information about the outreach provision at The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester School-University Partnership Initiative (SUPI) KS3 Research Skills

Teaching resources for use with students undertaking research projects at KS3

Manchester Metropolitan University Schools Outreach Booklet

Information about the outreach provision at The University of Manchester:


Lists all the higher education courses available across the UK

UCAS Updates

Sign up to recieve teacher and adviser updates from UCAS

UCAS Progress

Progress is UCAS’ information, advice and admissions service for young people making decisions about what and where to study after their GCSEs irrespective of whether or not they’re thinking about higher education

UCAS Classroom Resources

Free resources from UCAS aimed at pre-16 teachers and advisers including lesson plans and links to organisations who provide services for schools Teacher’s Guide to University

Guide aimed at teachers and advisors who are supporting their learners in their application to university


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