Teacher’s Guide

NERAP provide a full suite of KS2 and KS4 resources to help bring learning about higher education in to the classroom.

Click here to take a look

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.
North East Higher Education Advisers and Teachers (HEAT) Conference
01/12/22 to 01/12/22
Event type

The North East Higher Education Advisers and Teachers (HEAT) Conference will return on the 1st December 2022, hosted by the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership of the five universities in the region (Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside) in partnership with Outreach North East. 

Partnership Updates

New Year, New Me – Learning to Improve in 2022

Happy New Year! The NERAP team hope you all had a lovely holiday season and welcome you back to hopefully a bigger and better year for everyone!

Posted on 21 Jan 2022

A Year in Review: Setting Goals 📋

Join us in reviewing your academic year so far!
What goals will you create for 2022?

Posted on 06 Dec 2021