News: Government funding to boost numbers in higher education

8th December 2016

We’re delighted to announce that our partnership to help increase the number of young people across South Yorkshire going to university has been allocated almost £13 million government funding.

The funding has been awarded under the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), following a successful joint bid by Hepp, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

The programme is part of the government’s commitment to increase the participation of students in higher education from areas where students have the ability, but don’t apply to higher education.

Jackie Powell, Hepp Partnership Development Manager said “The NCOP will focus on specific local areas, but the great news is that partnered with the work of Hepp, this will mean we are able to provide more support to all the schools and young people in our area.”

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