Who we are
Greater Manchester Higher is a collaborative network.
The partnership is a part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme, which will deliver a nationally coordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access higher education.
Our Year in Brief provides an overview of the activities delivered and the key achievements and successes during 2018/19.
We aim to improve the provision of information, advice and guidance about progression routes to higher education (HE), alongside offering a menu of activities to raise the aspirations of young people in Greater Manchester.
Head of Greater Manchester Higher
Operations Manager (Activities & Projects)
Operations Manager (Governance)
Information, Advice and Guidance Manager
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Marketing and Communications Officer
We take the safeguarding of the young people we work with very seriously, please find our safeguarding statement here.Download Safeguarding PDF
All of our events are free for schools and colleges to participate in, however we have a cancellation policy in the event of less than 14 days notice being given.Download Cancellation Policy PDF
Manchester Metropolitan University are the lead institution for the network.
Greater Manchester Higher is governed by a steering group who oversee the strategic and financial aspects of the project. This group meets three times a year and each institution has a representative on the steering group.Download Governance PDF
Targeting, Monitoring & Evaluation
The overall aim of the NCOP programme is to support the government’s social mobility goals by rapidly increasing the number of young people from underrepresented group who go into higher education. The programme is collaborative, impartial and targeted.
Our targeting is based upon learner postcodes. The government has identified 45 electoral wards within the Greater Manchester area where Higher Education participation is lower than expected based on KS4 attainment and this is where we apply the government definition for underrepresented groups.
Our work must focus on providing intensive activities with Y9-13 learners from these 45 electoral wards, therefore 2 /3rds of learners on any intervention must be from the target wards, with the exception of activities delivered to a whole year group or activities for targeted learners.
Our NCOP school postcode tool will help you determine which of your pupils are from our target wards.
Our work must focus on providing intensive activities with Y9-13 learners from these wards, therefore 2/3rds of learners on any intervention must be from the target wards (with the exception of activity delivered to a whole year group or activity for targeted learners). Our Postcode tool will help you determine which of your pupils are from our target wards.
You can watch our quick ‘step by step’ guide on how to use the NCOP school postcode tool: