The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) is a HEFCE funded initiative. In Lincolnshire Bishop Grosseteste University are leading the LiNCHigher project with The University of Lincoln and 9 other partners. The project aims to increase aspirations amongst young people and target particular wards around the country, with the overall aim being to meet government targets of improving access to Higher Education.
For more details and resources please visit the BGU LiNCHigher Page
The Explaining the Gaps Project – Funded by NCOP LiNCHigher
The Explaining the Gaps Project is producing a databank, which will enable practitioners to map outreach resources and activities to target stakeholder groups and geographical locations across Lincolnshire. The project, which is led by Lucy Mallinson (LHERI), began with a large scale survey of young people from across the county. Circa 3,000 pupils in Years 9 to 13 attending 22 target schools participated in the survey. The data collected provides an insight into their attitudes and aspirations and how they make decisions about higher education (HE) and applying to university. The project team are utilising this data to provide contextual information to develop a fuller understanding of the wider factors influencing participation in HE, and the resources that can help to assist this process.