Our consortium includes the five universities and eight further education colleges in East Anglia. We are working together towards the government's national aim of doubling the proportion of students from underrepresented neighbourhoods progressing to higher education and degree level apprenticeships by 2020.
East Anglia Opportunity Areas
Funded by the Department for Education, Opportunity Areas, identified as social mobility 'cold spots' are driving social mobility to ensure young people in these areas have the same chances as those from other parts of the country. Our work is included as an integral part of the Delivery Plans for the Opportunity Areas of Norwich, Ipswich and Fenland & East Cambridgeshire.
We work in collaboration with the Opportunity Areas to ensure a coherent approach is taken to address the high level of need across the region.
We also work with delivery partners Future First, Causeway Education and Villiers Park to deliver the progressive framework.
Our partnership with Future First is helping to give young people access to role models through building alumni communities.
Causeway Education are delivering training and CPD to both our staff and senior leaders in schools.
Villiers Park deliver residential training days to our target students, helping them progress to higher education.