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Realising Opportunities programme

The University of Manchester is part of Realising Opportunities (RO): an innovative partnership programme between 14 leading UK universities, which works to encourage talented students from diverse backgrounds across the UK to aspire to higher education.

Eligible students are recruited onto the programme by their local institution through a targeted schools approach. Successful completion of RO will give you an enhanced application to any of the participating universities, and the potential to receive an alternative offer from the standard required grades. 

Realising Opportunities partner universities

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • King's College London
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Sussex
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Warwick
  • University of York
  • Student activities

As a Realising Opportunities student, you will take part in:

  • An academic assignment
  • Online study skills module
  • E-mentoring programme
  • Events and activities at partner universities
  • National Student Conference

We also offer a range of other events and activities for RO students throughout the year, as well as a dedicated RO drop-in session at each of our open days

If you are an RO student or teacher from one of our partner universities and would like more information about activities taking place at Manchester, email our RO team: