Inspiring Young People to Achieve with IntoUniversity
A university education enhances employability, increases lifetime earnings and helps develop essential life skills. We believe access to a university education should be available to all, regardless of background or identity. This is why we’ve partnered with Manchester University and become an IntoUniversity donor.
IntoUniversity delivers educational activities for disadvantaged young people aged 7-18. They introduce Primary and secondary school pupils to Higher Education through a tailored programme of workshops, out-of-school study, aspirational coaching and mentoring, careers advice, and personal support sessions.
In 2020-21, they supported more than 40,000 students across 32 centres in England and Scotland, with 71% of school leavers achieving a place at university. In comparison, a national level of just 26% of students from similarly disadvantaged backgrounds progresses to Higher Education.
Our donation will support the IntoUniversity hub in Harpurhey, which has helped more than 2,500 students to date, raising educational attainment and aspirations to previously unconsidered university and career pathways.
A Year 7 teacher at Our Lady’s Roman Catholic High School said: “IntoUniversity has really benefited our students, particularly those in Year 7. The sessions have given them the confidence to aim higher and given them a good insight into what it takes to get to university.”
Gary Tipper, Managing Partner at Palatine, said: “We see private equity as a force for good, and we want to use our resources and connections to support the people in our local community. We’re proud to be an IntoUniversity donor, and we look forward to hearing from the students at the Harpurhay hub as they progress on their higher education journey.”
To find out more about IntoUniversity, or to become a donor, follow the link: https://intouniversity.org/centre/intouniversity-manchester-north/