Regional Care Leaver Covenant Offer

NERAP is committed to supporting care-experienced students.
This is the collaborative, whole-institution response evidenced through the Care Leaver Covenant.

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North East Raising Aspiration Partnership

The North East Raising Aspiration Partnership is a collaboration of the five universities in the North East of England, working together to support young people to think about their futures and how higher education can help them reach their goals.

We provide a wide range of free in-school and online workshops/activities on a variety of topics on behalf of all of our university Partners for students in Key Stage 2 and 4. Please view our Outreach Activities to see what is on offer!

We are also committed to providing additional support for students who are care experienced or a young carer.  These targeted programmes provide an immersive experience to support young people throughout their educational journey. Click here for our current programme.

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Outreach Activities

Our fully-trained team of Higher Education Ambassadors are able to visit your school to deliver interactive sessions on all aspects of student life, student finance, as well as subject based workshops. All activity is completely free of charge, and details of what we currently offer are available here. View our Outreach Activities.

Supporting Primary: Exploring Careers

Multiple Key Stages
Multiple year groups
Multiple durations

Supporting Primary is an in-school activity for pupils in Primary Years 2 – 6 and Middle School Y7. The activity aims to introduce the concept of university and encourage enthusiasm surrounding education and further study.

Supporting Primary: Primary Transition – ‘Moving Up!’

Key Stage 2
Year 6
Multiple durations

Primary Transition is an in-school activity for pupils moving from Primary or Middle School to Secondary School. It challenges students with day-to-day activities they’ll encounter in Secondary School, as well as encouraging them to consider what they’re ultimately working towards in the future; both education and career goals.

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Have you seen our Events?

From university open days, to our own Partnership events, there’s always something going on to help you explore higher education. Please visit our Events section for a list of our upcoming events, and how to sign up.
International Women’s Day – ONLINE EVENT 8th March 1:15pm – 2:15pm
08/03/23 to 08/03/23
Event type
Online Programme
University of Sunderland

Join the University of Sunderland and the National Council of Women in celebrating all things female at their online event for International Women’s Day (IWD) on the 8th of March from 1:15pm till 2:15pm.

Partnership Updates

Angel of the North

The Bridge Young Carers

Posted on 12 May 2023

North East Universities’ support for care-leavers wins national education award

A project that supports students who have experience of the care system to succeed at university has won a national education award.

Posted on 12 May 2023
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North East universities collaborate to improve support for care-experienced people

The five universities across the North East have become the first regional Higher Education partnership to collaboratively sign up to the Care Leaver Covenant.

Posted on 25 Jan 2023