A NEW project to tempt children into higher education was launched.
Huddersfield University has become the first in the UK to formally sign up to a Government scheme aimed at helping children with no university background into higher education.
The Learner Progression Model, developed by the Government’s AimHigher scheme, is a recognised programme aimed at children from families with no history of going to university.
Huddersfield University claims the programme is suitable preparation for higher education and acknowledges that prospective students who have been through the AimHigher programme have been serious about going to university from a young age.
The youngsters are motivated and fully understand all that doing a degree entails.
Maura Wilson, director of AimHigher West Yorkshire, said: “We’re very pleased that Huddersfield has officially recognised the AimHigher programme as excellent preparation for university.
“The programme begins at primary school and gives children a range of activities, from university visits to summer schools, specific school projects and master classes, all with specific objectives designed to show children from a young age that a university education is within their reach.”