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NCOP Pathways Programme

The National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) brings together 29 partnerships of universities, colleges and other local partners to deliver outreach programmes to young people aged 13 - 18.

NCOP focuses on 13-18 year olds living in particular geographic areas.  The level of participation of young people aged 18 and 19 in higher education in England varies across the country. NCOP uses research on areas with an unexplained gap in participation to determine where investment can be targeted to boost the numbers of young people from these backgrounds going into higher education.

NCOP are working with Kettering Science Academy to provide many opportunities for our students through a variety of activities including sports journalism traineeships, community radio broadcasting, Brightside online mentoring, big bang, adventure science, commando Joes, car crash careers and funding transport to university and UCAS events.

Mrs Christine Webster from the programme has started to work at Kettering Science Academy as our NCOP Schools Coordinator on a part-time basis. She is the key university contact at the school, coordinating engagement with externally delivered activities and works with staff and young people in the school, providing accurate and impartial information.