We currently have over 50 partner schools and colleges. Why not join them? Benefits include:
- Priority when booking events
- Bespoke activities
- Dedicated advice and guidance
- Support with applications
- University Pre-Induction event for applicants
- Compact Partner bursary
Contact us to find out more about the scheme.
Our Strategic Alliance was formed to raise the quality, range and accessibility of higher education in the area through stronger links between further and higher education. The partners are:
Students coming to us through the Strategic Alliance are eligible to
apply for a bursary to support their studies. The collaboration is seeing a range of new courses available to students each year.
Grows GAP Project - National Collaborative Outreach Programme
GROWS is a network of the six providers of higher education within Gloucestershire, who deliver a range of university-level courses. GROWS provides a single contact point for schools and colleges to access information and activities relating to aspiration towards, and progression to, higher education. The six institutions are:
- University of Gloucestershire
- Royal Agricultural University
- Gloucestershire College
- Cirencester College
- Hartpury College and University Centre
- South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
The network works with schools and colleges to encourage young people to make informed choices about their future options, including increasing awareness of the benefits of higher education.
GROWS provides information for teachers, parents and carers and for learners.
The Gloucestershire Aspiration Programme (GAP) is a HEFCE funded project under the
NCOP scheme delivered in Gloucestershire through the GROWS network, led by the University of Gloucestershire. The project works with ten schools and one college to provide intensive activities to increase progression rates of targeted learners who have the ability to consider university level study. Working closely with those schools, their learners and wider communities will enable a broad but coherent and progressive programme of activities, providing learners with the information and tools to aspire higher and fulfil their full potential.