Find out more about the team and learn some of their tried and tested tips.

Our Access and Outreach team are a group of specialist staff that are passionate about helping young people realise and maintain their aspirations when it comes to higher education. Together, they provide support, activities and opportunities for both pupils and teachers.

Contact us

Leave a message in the Community Chat. If you'd rather email, the team are available Monday to Friday and will respond as quickly as possible.

pre16provision@york.ac.uk

Hi, my name is Rebecca and I'm the Head of Access and Outreach. I hope you enjoy our virtual activities and events available. If there's anything else you would like us to provide, please let the team know. My decision to go to university felt like a big leap because I didn't know anyone else who had done it. If you have questions or feel unsure, always let us know - we're here to help you make decisions that are right for you.

Hello, I am Lorna and I am the Deputy Head of Access and Outreach. In this unusual time, I hope you take the opportunity to think about your future and what steps you need to take to get to where you want to be. I hope you find out lots of information to help you form some informed choices and please do make sure to ask and get involved because you will get so much out of it.

Hi! I'm Heather and I'm an Outreach Officer. I hope you find our pre-16 web pages really useful! My top tip for you is to throw yourself into all the activities and be brave in asking your questions. There is no silly question, and the more you put into each activity, the more you'll get out.

Hi everyone, my name is Raj and I'm an Access and Outreach Officer at the University of York. I love working with young people like yourself. I am the first in my family to go to university and it was the best thing I ever did. My advice to you all is that if you want to go to university, work hard and study what you enjoy. As long as you gain a good degree, lots of the skills gained can be transferred to lots of future careers.

Hi everyone! I’m Matt and I'm one of the Access and Outreach Officers. Welcome to this web page to find out more about higher education - I hope you find it useful! I would definitely recommend doing plenty of research and ask lots of questions, as you won't believe what is available for you at higher education!

Hello, I'm Anita and I'm an Access and Outreach Officer at the University of York. I studied Education with English and Drama when I was at university. My top tip is to have a look at all the courses that are available - there's lots of subjects available that you won't have studied before!

Hi everyone, I'm Angela and I am one of the Access and Outreach Officers at York. Thinking about university can raise all sorts of questions - don't worry if you're not sure whether university is right for you, this information is all designed to help you make those decisions and discover more about what higher education has to offer. My top tip is to focus on what's right for you.

Hello, my name is Vanessa and I’m an Access and Outreach Officer. We're all here to support you in making the right decisions for you. If you're unsure about what to study, choose something you really enjoy, as you’re much more likely to do well in it. All degrees offer transferable skills and whatever you study will help you in the future.

Hello, I’m Emily and I’m a Graduate Ambassador. I hope you enjoy exploring the information provided to give you an insight into what higher education is really like. I would highly recommend having a look at the page where you can meet our current students – they're all involved in so many different aspects of university life, it shows how diverse the university experience can be!

Hey guys! I'm Chloé and I am one of your Graduate Ambassadors! My top tip is to remember that you are in charge of your future. Many people around you will have advice to give you, but you're going to be the one learning about that subject - make sure it's one you love. Believe and trust in yourself and choose the college or university and course or degree that you know is right for you!

Hello everyone, my name is Hollie and I am a Graduate Ambassador within the Access and Outreach team. It wasn't too long ago that I was a student at the University of York myself! My top tip is to make the most of everything that higher education has to offer - throw yourself into every opportunity and experience that comes your way, you won't regret it!

Hi there! My name is Dan and I am a Graduate Ambassador in the Access and Outreach team. My top tip is to write down a list of questions that you can ask lots of different universities and colleges so that when it comes down to choosing one, you can clearly see which one has all the things you want.

Hello there, my name is Susan and I work on supporting many of the Access and Outreach projects. My top tip is to look beyond the obvious, think about what you are interested in and to identify all the many, many ways and courses you could access that you probably don't even know exist as yet as they're not currently part of your curriculum!

Contact us

Leave a message in the Community Chat. If you'd rather email, the team are available Monday to Friday and will respond as quickly as possible.

pre16provision@york.ac.uk