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Who are we?
We are the Cumbrian hub of the national Uni Connect Programme, funded by the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Their aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. We are a partnership of further and higher education providers and organisations invested in skills and career development across Cumbria.

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What do we do?
We work with year 9 -13 students, learners, teachers, advisors, parents and carers across Cumbria, to provide impartial information and activities to help them make key decisions, important to higher education and further training. Working out what to do next is an exciting time but can feel like a big task. We offer a range of free workshops and events to schools, colleges, and community organisations, exploring the different routes into higher education. We cover information on university and higher/degree apprenticeships to provide guidance throughout the process. We also explore the key skills and experience needed for these different routes. We work with young people from target areas across Cumbria, to ensure that everyone is able to make informed and inspired choices about their future.

Why get involved?
Our programme aims to support the government’s social mobility goals by rapidly increasing the number of young people from underrepresented groups who go into higher education. We are working to:

  • Reduce the gap in higher education participation between the most and least represented groups
  • Support young people to make well-informed decisions about their future education.
  • Support effective and impactful local collaboration by higher education providers working together with schools, colleges, employers and other partners.
  • Contribute to a stronger evidence base around ‘what works’ in higher education outreach and strengthen evaluation practice in the sector.

Our programme has been designed to complement and add value to the work that higher education providers undertake through their access and participation plans across Cumbria. We are here to support you with free impartial information, support and guidance – all you have to do is come and Chat With Us!

Meet the team


❗️❗️ Our Future: Virtual Careers Fair ❗️❗️

@inspiraforlife are offering a unique opportunity for Year 11 students to meet employers, training-providers, colleges and sixth forms, all in one place.

The fair will be held on 📅 Wednesday 20th October and will enable students to find out about their options after school, and make connections with employers they are interested in.

👉registering today at

#Careers #CareersInCumbria #JobSearch #jobVacancies

Have you booked on to an open day yet? Many of our partners still have places available on their open days this month, as well as exciting events to help explore your future!

▶️ @uclanuni - Open Day - Saturday 16th October
▶️@cumbriauni Brampton Road & Lancaster Campus Open Days - Saturday 16th October
▶️Getting into Photography, Online Event with @cumbriauni - Thursday 28th October

To see the range of events from Hello Future Partners, head to or follow the link in our bio

Need help with your UCAS personal statement? @cumbriafutureleaders and @cumbriauni are in partnership to deliver a workshop just for you! See the details below, and follow the link in our bio to sign up:

▶️ Personal Statement Workshop
💻Delivered via Zoom
📅 Thursday 14th October

The Cambridge Foundation Year is a free and fully funded course providing the opportunity to prepare for further learning and the chance to progress on to an undergraduate degree at @CambridgeUniversity

To find out more about the programme, there will be an online open evening on Wednesday 29th September which will allow you to:

▶️Hear more about the programme and content
▶️Ask questions to the Foundation Year team and college representatives
▶️Hear about the applicant support available and understand eligibility

Go and follow the linktree in our bio to sign up!

For any aspiring medics, @EdgeHillUniversity have an online Q&A session just for you!

Tune in tonight from 4:30-5:30pm and hear from the staff and students at Edge Hill University's Medical School.

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