Realising Opportunities

The University of Liverpool is a partner in the Realising Opportunities (RO) project. RO 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.

RO was launched in August 2009 and provides able students with skills and information to help them to make informed decisions about their future and to raise their aspirations to progress to a leading research intensive university. Students are supported throughout the programme by their local RO university. Schools and colleges will be targeted by partner institutions to be involved in RO

Successful completion of the RO Programme gives students the opportunity to have their achievements recognised through UCAS, resulting in additional consideration and the potential for alternative offers from the RO universities. Realising Opportunities students who also complete the programme and transition to the University of Liverpool will be eligible for the the Realising Opportunities Award, a bursary of £2,000, available as a programme fee waiver of £2,000 or as a cash bursary of £2,000.

To take part in the Realising Opportunities (RO) Programme you must meet the eligibility criteria.  Applications to the RO Programme are made in the Autumn Term of Year 12.

For more information about Realising Opportunities, including eligibility criteria, please visit or contact Lydia Redican