Say Hello to your Future

“What’s next?” It’s a common, and possibly dreaded, question that we’ve all heard! However, it’s one we can help with. As an organisation, it’s our job to provide you with free access to all the relevant information and resources you might need to help make informed decisions about what you want to do after you leave school.

As recent graduates ourselves, we understand only too well how difficult it can be to make those big choices that will have such a large impact on our future. That’s why, having gone through this process before, we have included a great selection of links and resources, each offering really useful and easy-to-understand information on important topics – all designed to help you make the right decisions about your future.

The Higher Education Opportunities Grant

The higher education opportunities grant is now closed until September 2020

This grant has been created to support the programme’s target learners to access higher education (HE) opportunities. This may include; travel to HE open days, HE interviews, apprenticeship events and experience days.

The grant is for the use of the young person named on the application form, plus one other person should they wish to take someone, and should not be used for any other purpose. To find out if you are eligible for this grant please submit a short application by clicking the button below.

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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 and on to higher education.

  • 1. Ideation

    Opportunities created to [1] provoke interest, [2] produce encounters, [3] begin engagement, [4] generate excitement and [5] raise aspiration.

  • 2. Understand and Upskill

    Opportunities created for capability building in [1] communication, [2] confidence and [3] resilience.

  • 3. Practical Support & Guidance

    Provision of resources and information (applying to university and apprenticeships, wider lifestyle, citizenship and student voice).

  • 4. Transition

    Creation of opportunities to experience H.E. learning and H.E. environments. For example interactions with F.E., H.E., alumni and visits.

Partner Events

Our partners also run events and workshops you may be interested in.

More Partner Events


Look through the wide range of resources we have on key topics like universities, careers, money and more.

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Subject Experience Resources

To maximise your chances of securing the university place you want, it is important that your UCAS statement demonstrates how you have engaged with your subject beyond the school curriculum. To help you start this process, we have included below 18 ‘wider engagement’ pages for a range of subject areas. As well as feeding your intellectual curiosity, these links may provide useful material for your UCAS statement.

academic q&as

Academic Q&As



Universities Resources



Money Resources

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Other Resources & Guides

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Our Partners

We work with partners across Cumbria to support young people to realise their potential, including colleges, universities and employers.