Supporting post-16 learners

The University of Liverpool is committed to supporting talented students who wish to access Higher Education, regardless of background. The Liverpool Scholars Programme does this by offering Year 12 students the chance to take part in a range of activities aimed at preparing them for university life, including academic skills workshops, lectures, seminars, mentoring and more. The University is also a partner in the Realising Opportunities Programme which is a unique collaboration of leading, research intensive universities, working together to promote fair access and social mobility for students from groups under-represented in higher education.

At Liverpool we recognise that learners have individual needs and some may need different levels of support in progressing to higher education. That's why we work with various targeted groups, including young people from a care background, disabled students, young adult carers, estranged students, asylum seeking and refugee students and students from minority ethnic backgrounds.

We work in partnership with a number of organisations and Projects to extend our reach to these learners and have committed our support to improving social mobility by signing up to a number of covenants and pledges.