NTU Progression Scheme nominated for national award
Nottingham Trent University’s Progression Scheme which helps pupils from under-represented backgrounds access higher education has been shortlisted for a national award.
It has been nominated in the Widening Access and Outreach category in this year’s Guardian University Awards.
The scheme works with 14-19 year olds from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds and aims to increase their chances of accessing and succeeding at university, and in particular at NTU.
A programme of extra-curricular activities are offered to pupils to help them decide if university is for them and to equip them with the confidence and the skills they need to become a successful university student.
These activities include workshops and one-to-one sessions to help with a range of skills including work experience, trips to the university, cultural trips, UCAS statement assistance and mentoring.
NTU Progression Scheme is delivered through the university’s Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach (SCCO) department.
Nasser Latif, NTU Progression Team Manager at Nottingham Trent University, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a Guardian University Award. It is a great example of a collaboration between academic staff and professional services who are passionate about the futures of young people and we are constantly working hard to evolve the scheme.”
The winners of the Guardian University Award will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 24 April.
Notes for editors
Nottingham Trent University was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 30,000 students and some 4,000 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year.
The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. The University is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.
NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. The prize recognised pioneering projects to improve the detection of weapons and explosives in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.
With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook and seeks to attract talented students and staff from across the world.
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