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We are here to provide support to schools and colleges throughout the Humber region.

HOP (Humber Outreach Programme) is a partnership of Higher Education Institutions, schools, academies and colleges. Our programme aims to raise the aspirations of young people from less advantaged backgrounds through exciting and challenging opportunities, with the goal of increasing their awareness of and participation in further and higher education.

HOP is active across the Humber region, and our teams work together to help our young people make informed, confident decisions about their futures through relevant, impartial information and experience.

We provide exciting and challenging opportunities for young people in years nine to thirteen and for those aged 19+. Alongside this, we also signpost schools, parents and teachers to local outreach opportunities and information.

All activity and aims are shaped by the Progression Framework themes explained below:

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Develop students’ knowledge and awareness of the benefits of higher
education and graduate employment.

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Develop students’ capacity to navigate higher education and graduate employment sectors and make informed choices.

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Develop students’ confidence and resilience to negotiate the challenge of university life and graduate progression.

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Develop students’ study skills and capacity for academic attainment and successful graduate progression.

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Develop students’ understanding by contextualising subject knowledge.

You can download this years Progression Framework here:

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The Pay Index

The Pay Index is an online interaction tool that has been designed to help school and college students as they begin their decision-making processes about further education and future careers.

The Pay Index’s tool is made up of easy-to-understand information that users can personalise to help them explore universities and apprenticeships. Their tools also give young people an insight into how much different professions get paid and other financial information depending on the options they have selected.

The Pay Index is dedicated to helping school and college students to seriously consider all of the choices in front of them, to help them make the best choice for their future.
School and college students within the Humber region can access The Pay Index for free sign-up here or scan the QR code below.

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Introducing The Uni Guide Podcast

Supporting Teachers, Careers Colleagues and Parents with all things university

In this podcast series, they will be providing listeners with the cutting edge and most up-to-date information and conversations to provide excellent support to those considering university. In plain English, without the jargon, and from the lived experience of everyone involved in the process.

They'll cover topics including:

  • Why and how do students apply for university?
  • How much does university really cost?
  • How can students select a university course or institution?
  • How can they prepare for exams?
  • What do they need to know before starting their course?
  • And many more!

With expert presenters – Producer Tim Roe, UniTasterDays Founder Jon Cheek, guest university experts and of course our fantastic student panel.

The Uni Guide Podcast

We also have a number of free resources available for all schools or colleges to download and use.

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UCAS Hub lesson plans

Covering everything from transferable skills to finding your purpose, these lessons below have been developed by expert careers advisers to help inspire, organise, and inform your students' future plans.

1. You don't know what you don't know... Make students curious about their possible future, and become motivated to research it.

2. How many hellos are you away from your dream job? Prepare students to communicate effectively, and make good connections for future opportunities.

3. Will you dare to live the life you want? Make students aware of the wide range of career options available, and get them thinking about what interests them. These resources focus on the sports industry as an example, to understand the abundance of opportunities available in the sector.

​4. Assumptions and influences – why you should challenge them regularly Encourage students to challenge assumptions and influences which may limit their choices.

5. What drives you to be who you are? Help students understand what motivates them in life.

6. Why shouldn't you be a water slide tester? Encourage students to consider career options across all industry sectors and to appreciate the different routes and outcomes of their choices.

You can also access;

Resources to introduce UCAS

  • Making the right choices presentation - gives an overview of the opportunities available and highlights future options, including the benefits of higher education.
  • Applying through UCAS presentation – for students who have decided they want to apply to higher education. It highlights where to start, key dates, and also gives an overview of the application and tracking process.
  • The 2023 Undergraduate application – screenshots for you to copy and paste into your own materials and guides to share the application journey with your students.

In addition, lesson activities to use with students to help them explore all their options and make the right choices and guides for teachers you might find useful.

Chat to HOP

Ask our friendly coordinators questions about Higher Education on our Live Chat to HOP feature!

No question is a stupid question… you might even recognise them from delivering workshops in your school or college.

Check out our video of them here.

Don’t forget to check out our Humber Events calendar and Uni Taster Days to see what’s coming up near you.

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