Evaluation of the Realising Opportunities programme

IES has been commissioned by Newcastle University to carry out an independent evaluation of the Realising Opportunities programme. The programme unites 15 leading research intensive universities to promote progression for able students from under-represented groups (‘the most able but least likely’) to highly selective HEIs in England.

The programme provides programmes of continual, wrap-around, personalised and local support to eligible Year 12 students, in order to raise their aspirations to attend leading universities, and to promote the skills and provide the information required to make informed decisions about HE and make successful applications to leading universities.