Our vision

Aimhigher London is a team of dedicated education professionals who believe in equality of opportunity.

We work with over 50 partners to engage over 1,000 young people every year  in collaborative outreach activities such as conferences, summer schools, subject taster sessions, student ambassador led sessions, application support and mentoring.

These activities raise awareness of opportunity, increase aspirations and support young people to make informed choices about their futures.

We also reinforce the messages imparted to learners by working with their families/carers and key support staff.

Why we do it?

Aimhigher London believes in the benefits of Higher Education to individuals, the economy and the wider social context of society. We recognise Higher Education:

  • Helps individuals recognise their potential, supports their pathway to a successful career and contributes significantly to physical and mental well-being;
  • Supports the wider economy by providing a more highly qualified and skilled workforce;
  • Develops active, committed citizens that make a positive contribution to society.

We believe everyone, who has the potential, should have fair access to benefit from these opportunities.

Working collaboratively allows for greater economies of scale, engagement, co-ordination, impartiality and avoids duplication.

Who does it benefit?

We work with young people who have the academic potential to succeed at university and are: 

  • First generation in their family to access Higher Education
  • In the care of the Local Authority (LAC)
  • Pupil Premium (PPG)
  • Live in areas of low participation (according to POLAR Q1 and 2)
  • Studying vocational courses
  • Have a Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND)
  • At risk or at risk of alternative provision
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
  • White working class male

Learners benefitting from Aimhigher activities are represented in the following ways:

Activities and Impact

Aimhigher activities are designed to raise the awareness, increase aspirations and support transition to university. Across our programmes of activity feedback indicates participating in Aimhigher has positive outcomes.