Suffolk Student Heads to Westminster

On Wednesday 29th of January, the Office for Students held a launch event at Westminster for the of the next phase of outreach education hubs called Uni Connect.  

Tom Canham, a student attending Mildenhall College Academy, as well as Assistant Principal, Katie Sanders-Pope travelled to London with the Take Your Place team to meet with MP’s and other partnership outreach hubs across the country. 

The event included speeches from the Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP and Chair of the Office for Students Sir Michael Barber. 

Tom has received support through the Take Your Place programme and will go on to study a Motorsport degree at Coventry University.

"Young people from affluent areas are six times more likely to get places at the most selective universities. It is damning for the sector that large gaps still remain"

"Enjoyed attending and speaking at the Office for Students launch this evening of Uni Connect and to listen to how outreach work in NCOPs is transforming aspirations and ambitions of pupils at school to consider university for the first time".

- Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP

You can read more about Tom’s story and the new Uni Connect brand in our press release.