The University runs a range of targeted programmes aimed at raising aspirations and progression rates. 

Our current programmes are:

Aspire2Uni (A2U) - For Looked After Children
The Black Country Children's University - Ages 7-14
Right Track - For targeted schools

Aspire2Uni (A2U)

The University is committed to helping Looked After Children and Care Leavers experience higher education. As part of this commitment, we offer the Aspire2Uni programme which is an incremental programme spanning the whole of secondary school and sixth form, aiming to engage students from Years 7-13. Over the course of the programme, we deliver a series of events and initiatives designed to raise aspirations, break down barriers and inform progression to higher education.

A dedicated mentor is provided for the programme’s young people and the Virtual Schools, working in partnership with us, provide any academic support required to aid progression. We also work alongside the Creating Chances Trust, which raises funds, accesses high quality work placements, sources potential employment opportunities and finds professional role models for the young people.

In addition to this programme, the University organises a series of higher education awareness days for all pre and post-16 pupils and for the influencers of Looked After Children such as Carers, designated teachers and other professionals. We can also offer one-to-one application support and advice, or arrange any bespoke provision you require.

For further information, please contact Natalie Latham, Outreach and Progression Coordinator, at: or on: 01902 322015.

The Black Country Children's University

We offer schools the opportunity to become part of a scheme which recognises and rewards extracurricular achievement.

The Black Country Children’s University™ (BCCU) is coordinated by the University of Wolverhampton and is part of the national Children’s University Trust™ – an international organisation aiming to promote social mobility by providing high quality, exciting out-of-school-hours learning activities to children and young people aged seven to 14 (as well as five and six year-olds with their families). 

Being a part of the BCCU gives children the opportunity to collect stamps for the activities they undertake and work towards a graduation ceremony at the University – exciting stuff! 

If you are a primary school interested in any of the above, or a secondary school interested in utilising our offer in your transition activities, please contact us on 01902 322 638.

Right Track

Further information to follow.