The North East Raising Aspiration Partnership provides a range of activities, workshops and information sessions covering all aspects of student life and access to university, delivered by our fully trained team of Higher Education Ambassadors.

Our sessions are tailored to meet the differing requirements of students from Year 2 through to Year 11, providing informative, engaging activities to ensure your students come away from the session with an understanding of their options post-compulsory education.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the North East Raising Aspiration Partnership has suspended all in-person activity at this time. We will constantly review this decision in line with the Government Roadmap, along with the easing of restrictions in the region, and will provide updates on our website and social media channels. Our priority is keeping everyone safe, including our team, and staff and students in schools. Please note, whist we will take provisional bookings for in person activity from June 2021 onwards, this will be subject to change dependent on government advice and policies of our Partner organisations, and on a case-by-case basis.

As part of our commitment to support students to make informed decisions about higher education opportunities, we have created a new and innovative range of activities that can be accessed virtually either as pre-recorded sessions or live events.  These can be booked online by visiting our Activities area.

If you would like to discuss our online provision and your current school needs with a member of the team please contact


We provide a programme of activity for primary age pupils from Year 2 through to Year 6. Our Supporting Primary workshop aims to introduce the concept of university to pupils while building enthusiasm around education and further study. This is built on in our Resilience workshop, developing pupil’s confidence in decision making and their ability to adapt to new situations. In the summer term, we offer a transition workshop for pupils moving up to Secondary School. This introduces some of the different aspects of secondary school and the journey through education from leaving primary to their options for post-compulsory education. You can find out more about our Key Stage 2 activities on the Primary page.


Pupils in Year 7-11 can benefit from our range of activities and workshops created to introduce Higher Education to younger years and offer an in-depth exploration of university to older years. From accommodation to study options, student finance to student life, your students will come out of the sessions with a greater understanding of the components that make up Higher Education, their ability to access further study and their post-compulsory education options.

Our fully-trained team of Higher Education Ambassadors can also deliver sessions to parents and carers covering UCAS and Student Finance, providing key information, challenging misconceptions, and giving them the tools to support young people in their decision-making and application process.

Find out more about the workshops we offer on the Secondary page.

In addition, further Higher Education outreach activities provided by our partner universities can be found by clicking the link below to visit our regional Outreach Hub.