About Hello Future
At Hello Future, we want to provide young people in Cumbria with the information and support to help them make the key decisions important to their future. Working out what to do next is an exciting time, however we recognise that it can also be a stressful time as well, given the number of routes and options available.
The Hello Future team can offer a range of free workshops and events to schools and colleges, as well as in the community, that explore the different routes into higher education. We cover information on university and higher/degree apprenticeships (locally and further afield) to help guide and inform young people throughout the process. We also explore the key skills and experience needed for these different routes.
Learner Need Progression Plan
Hello Future are focused on helping young people develop and grow. The below plan outlines how Hello Future supports learners as they move through year 9, KS4 and KS5 to higher education.
To be able to apply ideas, knowledge and skills to H.E. learning and H.E. environments.
How to meet need
Creation of opportunities to experience H.E. learning and H.E. environments. For example interactions with F.E., H.E., alumni and visits.
Meet our team
Meet the passionate and dedicated team behind Hello Future.
Lisa JacksonProgramme Manager
Mike SiddallCCOP Partner Outreach Manager
Dr. Lucy WrightData and Evaluation Manager
Adam RiglarArea Manager, Carlisle & Eden
Jessica AdamsProgramme Officer, Carlisle and Eden
Jackelyn TaylorGraduate Intern, Carlisle and Eden
Alex PegnallGraduate Intern, Carlisle and Eden
Hannah PearsArea Manager, West Cumbria
Mark DickinsonProgramme Officer, West Cumbria
Laura McAllisterGraduate Intern, West Cumbria
Nicola SpeirsArea Manager, Furness
Jack ToddProgramme Officer, Furness
Jamie RussellGraduate Intern, Furness
Georgina CollinsAdministrative Officer
Our Programme Manager Lisa’s story
Hello, my name is Lisa and I’m the Hello Future programme manager. I hope our website provides the information and support you need to help guide you through the higher education process.
My decision to go university wasn’t easy. If I’m honest, I didn’t really know much about higher education, as no one in my family had ever gone to university. Also, there wasn’t even a university in Cumbria at the time. Luckily my school, Ullswater Community College in Penrith, provided me with opportunities to visit several different universities around the country, where I booked on to various Saturday open days with my mum. Even with all the open days and reading the different university prospectuses, it was difficult deciding which university would be best for me.