Are you in Year 12 and considering applying to university?
NTU Progression Programme is a FREE programme of opportunities designed to help students in Years 12 (or in Year 1 at college) access and succeed at university.
We understand that you might be unsure what university is actually like. You might not know whether it is for you or how to write the best application. We can provide you with the confidence, skills & knowledge throughout Year 12 and 13 to help you secure a university place and begin building your future. It doesn’t matter if your family has no previous experience of higher education.
What to expect
At the beginning, you will be invited along to the NTU Progression welcome event to find out what will be happening over the next two years on the programme. You will meet other new members, join us for food and icebreakers.
You will spend the day with a current NTU student, experience university life first-hand and have your questions answered while having a tour around our facilities. You will attend actual lectures and seminars to help you decide if this subject is really for you and see the facilities in action. We will even throw in a free lunch.
You will have the opportunity to stay in our halls of residence to live and learn like a student. It’s the best possible way for you to experience university and decide whether it is the right option for you. For four days, you’ll live in halls with other NTU Progression members, complete an independent project and attend a range of social events. It could be a great opportunity to make new friends for when you actually start at university.
Throughout the scheme, you will receive individual support with your university application to ensure you are on track to submit the best application possible. We will support you in making the right decisions regarding your course choice and we will offer one-to-one support with your personal statement.
For us, university is not just about work, and neither is NTU Progression Programme. You’ll have a glance into other aspects of university life like watching sport games. You will receive a free tickets to watch a match. The annual Nottingham Varsity series sees the best sportsmen and women from University of Nottingham go to battle against Nottingham Trent in some of Nottingham’s biggest sporting venues.
A few added perks…
You will also receive an NTU Progression membership card that will give you free access to our modern gym and library for a quiet place to study (including access to an all-new rooftop garden!) (*over 18s only)
Our support does not stop here… If you chose to study at NTU, you’ll be offered support throughout your time as an undergraduate student as well.
What should you do if you are interested
You will need to be in Year 12 (or in Year 1 at college) and MUST have achieved 5 A*-C (4-9) grades at GCSE level (or equivalent) including English and Maths. Applicants resitting or currently working towards these qualifications are eligible to apply.
You must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:
- Be studying a vocational course such as a BTEC or NVQ
- Have had your studies disrupted by circumstances outside your control
- Have been eligible for Free School Meals at any time in last 6 years
- Be in receipt of the 16-19 bursary
- Have a disability
- Are in, or have been in, Local Authority Care
- Live in a disadvantaged neighbourhood (we can inform you if you have met this criterion)
Do you meet any of our criteria?
After you have completed your application, you will be contacted via email about the outcome of your application for NTU Progression. If successful, you will be sent further information.
If you have any questions, have any difficulties in completing this application form or require it in an alternative format please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Patrice on +44 (0)115 848 2817 or +44 (0)7833 046 465.
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