Social Responsibility

University launches new learning centre to help young people of North Manchester

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:27:00 GMT

The Into University Manchester North centre is a new education project run by national education charity Into University in partnership with The University of Manchester. Building on existing programmes of outreach projects, Into University Manchester North will work with up to 1,000 children and young people each year, to make the best of their talents and improve their chances of gaining a university place.

Based at the Co-op Academy North Manchester, the centre is already working with four primary schools and two secondary schools in the area. It has seen dozens of families sign their children up to receive after-school support, access to university-student mentors, workshops and insight into university life.

The centre welcomed learners for the first time this Autumn, and was formally launched at an event on 28 February attended by Professor Clive Agnew, Vice President for Teaching and Learning and Dr Rachel Carr OBE, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Into University. Speakers included primary and secondary pupils who have already benefitted from the centre and Sam Light, a final year University of Manchester student who attended an IU centre in London before progressing to the University. Sam spoke about the support he’d received from the centre and how that had helped him progress to the University and with networking opportunities and his future career.

Find more information about the centre here on the University website.

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