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Future Grads

Future Grads

Future Grads is an outreach programme led by Coventry University Group for pupils aged 11 to 19, which is available at CU Coventry. We work with schools and colleges to support student’s progression throughout their academic journey.

What’s in it for me?

Future Grad Pupils:

Fun and engaging activities, designed to encourage and inspire you to think about your future and support you to plan for your choices as you go through years 7 to 13.

These could take place in school or on our university campuses.

You might also be invited to overnight residential experiences at our campus sites. Coventry University has campuses in Coventry, London and Scarborough.

Year 9 pupils will also be asked to be part of an independent research project, where we have great prizes on offer and everyone who take part will be invited to a celebration event on campus.

All pupils who engage with the Future Grads programme will be given a contextual offer as part of our Fair Access Scheme. This could reduce your offer by up to 24 UCAS tariff points or equivalent depending on the course you apply to and the qualifications you are studying. To be eligible to this you will need to complete at minimum of 5 hours on the Future Grads programme.

Future Grad Parents and Carers:

We will give advice and guidance about university relevant for the stage your young person is at including fees and funding, what to expect, navigating open days and how to help your young person make the right choice for them.

We will host an event for your school each year, which will be a chance to find out what your young person will be up to on the Future Grads programme, as well as an opportunity to ask us any questions about university.

Is there any cost?

No, the programme is completely free to students.

Am I eligible?

Students are chosen by their school for the Future Grads programme. The school will take into consideration your academic potential and might also consider if you are involved in any other outreach programmes, and if you meet any of our widening participation criteria which may include;

  • Students who would be the first in their family to go to university.
  • Students who receive free school meals
  • Students who have a disability
  • Students from low participation neighbourhoods
  • Students who care for a member of their family (a young carer)
  • Students who are in local authority care (care experienced)
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