Reaseheath receives share of £22m to improve engagement work with schools and young people

Reaseheath College is set to receive a share of £22 million to continue its work with school engagement networks whose aim it is to increase school children’s access to study within higher education.

As part of the ‘Widening Participation Collaborative Group’ (WPCG), Reaseheath has already undertaken a wealth of activity that falls within the WP initiative and is committed to enhancing the educational experiences of students across the Cheshire region.

The National Networks for Collaborative Outreach (NNCO) will deliver a nationally co-ordinated approach to working with schools, universities and colleges to help people access higher education. Local and regional providers of higher education have come together to form the networks, ensuring comprehensive coverage across England.

As a specialist provider of higher education, attracting students from across the globe, Reaseheath Colleges’ message is that the land sciences and food futures industries are key to the economic growth of the country and as such offer a wide range of careers.

Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive of HEFCE, said ‘We have been impressed by the higher education sector’s response to this scheme, which means that vital information about how to progress into higher education will be available to people across England. We set out to establish coverage of state-funded secondary schools and sixth form colleges and, through the support of the sector, this will be achieved.’