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

Aiming Higher Together

Projects 2018/19

Available for NCOP schools.

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We recognized that not al learners required the same help an support to enable them to make informed decisions about their future, so we deliver a range of engaging and inspiring projects.

These projects are delivered by either our partners or external organizations, and focus on the following

  • supporting learners with their mental health, wellbeing and resilienc
  • transferable skills development (for example public speaking, team work, confidence)
  • academic skills development
  • work with specific groups (for example white boys)
  • parental engagement
  • community engagement

Our partners and external organisations we contract will deliver projects that are innovative, engaging and designed to inspire and support learners in making decisions about their future.

Featured projects include:

Commando Joe’s: the leading provider of character and resilience training in the UK.

David Hodgson – Aspirational Interactive Workshops

The Brilliant Club – The Scholars programme. They provide pupils with the intellectual and physical experience of University life.

MADE Training: Inspire – Equip – Sustain. The UK’s trusted experts in thinking, learning and revision strategies.

Elevate Education Study Skills Programmes

The Inspirational Learning Group: The National Skills Challenge. The National Skills Challenge has been developed to address the skills gap amongst young people who transition from college to the world of HE and work

The Inspirational Learning Group: My Perfect University

National Justice Museum Education:  Take to Law. The workshop sessions provide first hand access to the law using working courtrooms at Manchester Crown Court and other professional legal environments.

Cosmos Engagement: Marginal Gains Programme – x3 interactive workshops designed for young men from disadvantaged backgrounds

Stretch Development: Award winning international motivational speakers, authors, broadcasters and researchers.

National Space Academy– Physics Masterclasses

Edge Inclusion: Mind Mechanics. Intervention strategies and techniques for better self-regulation and management of emotions to protect against poor mental health.

Positive steps: Reaching higher. Interactive classroom based programme for school and college students to look at the future of the jobs market.

Career Connect: Being Your Best Self. A motivational programme increasing aspirations and building confidence, wellbeing and resilience.

Talk The Talk: Talk About Communication & Talk About The Future

Farm Urban: The Future Food Challenge

The Tutor Trust: Primariy and Secondary School Tuition

Young Enterprise: Company programme. Enabling participants to experience what it’s like to set up and run a student company.

CragRats: Career Programmes

ENACT World of Work 

NHS: Highways to caring

Causeway Education: Access champions for Further Education Colleges

Forum Talented

Fast Trackers

DebateMate. An after school debating programme.

Booking instructions

Please contact your Hub manager.

List of GM Higher target schools 2018-19: GM Higher Target Schools 2018-19

Bury, Bolton, Rochdale Elin Stewart elin.stewart@boltoncc.ac.uk
Manchester Chris Delaney cdelaney@ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk
Oldham, Stockport, Tameside Vicky Sinfield vicky.sinfield@tameside.ac.uk
Salford and Trafford Andrea Dapoto andrea.dapoto@salfordcc.ac.uk
Wigan Colin Stanfield c.stanfield@wigan-leigh.ac.uk