BCU Accelerate

This exciting new programme aims to increase learner attainment and encourage a positive approach to learning. This is achieved through intensive work with sixty pupils per year group at the Programme Partner school.

Across the five-year plan, engaged learners will have access to higher education workshops, subject specific activities and tailored mentoring for information, advice and guidance (IAG). A member of University staff will be placed within the Programme Partner up to two days a week during term time, coordinating a bespoke IAG plan to support Gatsby Benchmarks achievement.

BCU Accelerate activities are delivered by universities and colleges staff, careers advisers and employers. We also work with current university students and recent graduates, who we train as Ambassadors and Coaches to act as positive role models, tutors and mentors for young people.

All staff working for BCU Accelerate are enhanced DBS checked and trained in child protection.

BCU Accelerate Partnerships

We’re currently delivering this project with Hamstead Hall Academy, situated in Handsworth Wood, Plantsbrook School and Fairfax School situated in Sutton Coldfield, and Aldridge School which is situated in Walsall.

We are keen to engage with other schools and academies too and would welcome any partnership enquiries through the contact button below.

Our research

BCU research involves over 1000 learners attending schools and colleges across the West Midlands. The purpose of the research is to determine if participation in the BCU Accelerate programme helps learners to improve attainment and support progression to a university or apprenticeship. Any information we publish because of this research will not identify learners without parental permission. If you have any questions about this research, please contact us.  

Privacy Notice

More information about how BCU Accelerate processes personal data about those taking part in our activities and research can be found within our Privacy Notice . This explains how and why we use personal data, who data is shared with, how long it is kept for and how to raise any queries or concerns.   

Read our Privacy Notice

Find out more

Contact us to find out more about the BCU Accelerate Programme.

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