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The Manchester Gateway Programme for Y7 to Y11 learners

The University of Manchester Gateway Programme provides a new opportunity for Year 7 to 11 learners within Greater Manchester to participate in a coherent series of academic enrichment and higher education (HE) awareness activities.

The Gateways Programme is for learners who want to:

  • Find out more about life at University;
  • Explore the range of degree courses available;
  • Develop a range of skills that will aid success at GCSE and beyond.

Watch our Gateways video to get an idea of what you can expect:

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The Manchester Gateway Programme is targeted at talented learners from the local region who have the ability to progress into HE and are from backgrounds that are currently under-represented.

The Gateway Programme aims to:

  • Raise awareness of HE teaching, studying and living environments;
  • Broaden learners' horizons with regards to HE and the range of HE institutions;
  • Raise awareness of the variety of subject disciplines available in HE;
  • Introduce learners to real students to build up a true vision of what student life is like;
  • Develop skills in team-working, independent enquiry, self-management, reflective learning, effective participation and creative thinking;
  • Provide information and advice to enable informed decision-making about GCSE and post-16 choices;
  • Provide up-to-date careers information and show the value attached to degrees by employers.

For more information please visit the Gateways website.