Teach First

How we support young people

Our Futures programme supports and inspires sixth form students from low-income communities to make informed and ambitious choices about university.

The programme is for young people who come from groups that are traditionally under-represented at university, such as those that don’t have parents who attended university or those who have claimed Free School Meals. These young people have the academic potential to go to university but may lack the confidence, knowledge or support to get there.

We give them access to opportunities that will help inform their decisions including university day trips and a four day residential Easter School at either the University of Oxford or Cambridge. We also match them with a mentor who will guide them through the process of making a well-informed and high-quality university application.

In the 2016-17 academic year, Futures is operating in the North West, North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West and London. For more information or to find out if your school is eligible, email the team.

The Futures programme's Principal Partner is the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation. The programme is also supported by Prudential, Barclays, City of London Corporation, University of Cambridge, Mishcon de Reya and the AKO Foundation.

Oxbridge Support

For students on Futures that are considering applying to the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge, we offer an additional programme of support which includes a trip to the University of Oxford, workshops and e-mentoring support to help them through admissions tests and interviews.

We run this programme in partnership with Enjoy Education, Oxbridge Interviews and The Access Project.