We select our scholars through a competitive process designed to ensure that the impact we deliver really does change the odds

Each scholar completes a written application and undergoes an interview with about 30% of applicants admitted to the programme. We have developed relationships with a number of schools and multi academy trusts over the last four years and have a strong retention rate of both individual scholars and schools.

Our scholars may face various inequalities but their commitment and academic curiosity, rather than narrow academic criteria are what make them successful in applying to our programme and gaining acceptance to some of the country’s most challenging degree courses.

Our schools

We’ve partnered with schools all over the country

Who We Fund

We encourage students who satisfy widening participation criteria to apply

Whilst we consider a range of measures, students usually meet at least one of the following:

The UPP has taught me many valuable lessons such as building my communication skills and gaining confidence. It has empowered me to develop my knowledge and understanding in regards of what university is suitable for me and the subject I want to study.

2021 Cohort