News Thumbs up for “HEads Up”

Monday 8th April 2019

Students have given a thumbs up to ‘HEads Up’, an initiative backed by HeppSY+ at RNN colleges. ‘HEads Up’ forms one of the innovation projects that HeppSY+ is funding this academic year. The programme aims to increase confidence and resilience…

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News A Level student receives prestigious university offer after working with HeppSY+

Friday 5th April 2019

Jasmin Mugisha has received a conditional offer to study Medicine at the highly competitive Imperial College London. Jasmin, a former Oakwood student, is currently in her second year studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at Thomas Rotherham College…

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News Girls learn to Talk the Talk at SHE Can workshop

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

South Yorkshire girls were pushed out of their comfort zones in a confidence and communication building workshop delivered by ‘Talk the Talk’. Over 40 girls involved in this year’s SHE Can programme came together at Sheffield Hallam University for a…

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News HE Can Returns for a Second Year

Thursday 21st March 2019

Sixty South Yorkshire boys have embarked on the second HeppSY+ HE Can initiative, aimed at increasing their confidence, resilience and understanding of higher education opportunities. The HE Can 2019 candidates were welcomed to Sheffield Hallam University for this year’ launch,…

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News South Yorkshire Girls Embark on SHE Can

Thursday 21st February 2019

Over forty young women from across South Yorkshire have embarked on a six-month motivational initiative to increase their confidence and aspirations. The SHE Can project, which has been developed by HeppSY+, is an opportunity for young women from four schools…

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VideoDamon: My Journey to Higher Education

Tuesday 19th February 2019

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News HeppSY+ Bus Hits 10,000 Mark

Thursday 7th February 2019

We are celebrating a major milestone after seeing 10,000 students board our mobile classroom. As part of our activities, our graduate interns have been touring schools and colleges in the region giving talks and workshops aimed at inspiring young people…

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News HeppSY+ Showcases Evaluation Framework

Tuesday 18th December 2018

HeppSY+ data and evaluation team share best practice with other widening participation and outreach schemes. Widening participation outreach evaluators and practitioners gathered at the University of Sheffield on Monday 17th December for the NEON Establishing Evidence and Measuring Impact Working…

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News Sheffield College Students Expand Their Horizons with HeppSY+

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Sheffield College students have been learning about the possibilities of higher education, through an initiative supported by HeppSY+. At the beginning of November, students at the college enjoyed a busy week of activity with universities from across the region and…

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VideoOur Offer 2018/19

Monday 12th November 2018

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News South Yorkshire Alumni to Boost State Students’ University Chances

Friday 9th November 2018

Former students of South Yorkshire secondary schools are to use their career experience and skills to boost current students’ chances of going to university. The project in 35 state schools and colleges across the region will link motivational former students…

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VideoHE Can Year 1

Monday 5th November 2018

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News Our Sister Organisation Launches New Offer to Schools

Monday 5th November 2018

The Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp), the sister organisation of HeppSY+, is launching a new service for Sheffield City Region to encourage more young people and adults to progress into higher education. Research has shown that less young people from…

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News HE Can Graduates Celebrate at The University of Sheffield

Tuesday 25th September 2018

On 12th September, nearly 50 young men from six schools across South Yorkshire attended an Awards ceremony at the University of Sheffield to mark their personal development on the HE Can programme. The HE Can initiative funded by the Higher…

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VideoHeppSY+ Get Ahead Summer Schools Video

Wednesday 19th September 2018

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News HeppSY+ Celebrates A Level Results

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

HeppSY+ are celebrating supporting more young people into higher education. On Thursday 17th August students across the region recieved their A Level results. Below you can see examples of some of the students who have been involved in the HeppSY+…

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News Young People Boost Career Skills in HeppSY+ Summer Schools Challenge

Wednesday 1st August 2018

South Yorkshire school pupils and college students have been given a hands-on insight into a range of exciting careers as part of a regional higher education campaign. Sixty young people from five secondary schools and six further education colleges in…

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News Summer Fete Engages Sheffield College Parents

Friday 27th July 2018

Parents of students at The Sheffield College have been learning all about higher education at a jam-packed summer fete. On Wednesday 27th June parents of students at The Sheffield College eligible for HeppSY+ support were invited to attend ‘The Sheffield…

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News Campsmount Academy Launches New ‘Student Hub’

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Campsmount Academy has been working in partnership with HeppSY+ to create a new ‘Student Hub’. The Student Hub has been designed to encourage and raise aspirations, as well as support students in planning and considering what comes next in their…

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News South Yorkshire Pupils Celebrate Graduating the Scholars Programme

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Students from across South Yorkshire are celebrating top grades after university style assessments! On Wednesday 23rd May seventy-five students from twelve schools across South Yorkshire attended a graduation event at the University of Sheffield to celebrate their achievements on the…

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News Higher Education Opportunities: Degree Apprenticeships

Thursday 14th June 2018

What is a Degree Apprenticeship? A degree apprenticeship is a new vocational option in higher education. They are similar to higher apprenticeships, as you learn on the job and are paid, but you also work towards and earn a bachelor’s…

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News HeppSY+ Supports National Week of Action to Inspire Young People

Monday 11th June 2018

Young people at schools and colleges were the focus of a national campaign last week to increase the number of South Yorkshire teenagers going on to higher education. Staff at the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus (HeppSY+) ran…

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News Families Have Greatest Influence On Teenagers’ Decisions About Their Future

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Families have the greatest influence on the decisions that South Yorkshire teenagers make about their future, according to a new report launched today – Wednesday, May 30th 2018. New research based on responses from 10,037 young people aged 13 to…

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News HECan Launches in South Yorkshire

Thursday 10th May 2018

Nearly fifty South Yorkshire young men have embarked on a six-month motivational initiative to aid them in progressing to Higher Education: HECan. The HECan project has been developed by HeppSY+ and spans the rest of the academic year. The students…

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VideoHeppSY+ Graduate Intern Recruitment

Wednesday 9th May 2018

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News Rotherham Teenagers Scale New Heights To Inspire Education Ambitions

Thursday 19th April 2018

Rotherham teenagers are set to scale new heights in a challenging physical activity programme launched this week to inspire them to aim high in their education. Forty-eight students from Thomas Rotherham College are taking part in Challenge Yourself, which develops…

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News HeppSY+ Conference Makes a Big Impression on South Yorkshire Students

Friday 23rd March 2018

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students from two schools and one college in South Yorkshire came together on Wednesday 7th March to explore their higher education opportunities. Over 60 students from Parkwood Academy, Firth Park Academy and Longley Park…

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News Outwood Academy Danum HeppSY+ Launch Week

Wednesday 28th February 2018

In January Outwood Academy Danum embarked on a week of exciting and engaging activity to launch the HeppSY+ programme across their school.  The launch fitted perfectly with the Outwood ethos, a fully inclusive learning environment, and their mission statement “Students…

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News HeppSY+ Schools and Colleges Get Together at Latest Network Meeting

Wednesday 14th February 2018

On Wednesday 31st January, representatives from HeppSY+ schools and colleges across South Yorkshire gathered at a network meeting. Attendees had the opportunity to see the other schools and colleges involved, share experiences and information, and network with one another. 100%…

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News Mexborough Academy Students Explore Their Opportunities At The AMRC

Thursday 1st February 2018

On Wednesday 17th January fifteen Year 10 students from Mexborough Academy in Rotherham visited the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre. Many of the students are involved in the HeppSY+ programme and the trip allowed them to explore alternative…

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VideoWidening Participation Takes To The Road

Wednesday 31st January 2018

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News Year 13 UCAS Application Support Session

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

HeppSY+ are providing free sessions to support you with your UCAS application. The sessions will include: Information about the different higher education options available Advice and guidance on how to complete the UCAS application form Tips and guidance on writing…

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News HeppSY+ Deliver Staff Training in Rawmarsh Community School

Monday 18th December 2017

In November, HeppSY+ staff helped to arrange and deliver a CPD higher education session at Rawmarsh Community School in Rotherham.  The session was set up by Rachel Mullins, the HeppSY+ designated co-ordinator for the school. The session is a good…

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PodcastHeppSY+ Bus Podcast – December – Graduate Interns: Kayleigh, Hannah and Charlotte

Friday 8th December 2017


PodcastHeppSY+ Bus Podcast – November – Murat Cobanday – University of Sheffield Ambassador

Friday 17th November 2017


News HeppSY+ and BITC are helping South Yorkshire pupils to ‘Fly High’

Wednesday 1st November 2017

Business in the Community (BITC) are working with HeppSY+ to increase the number of young people progressing to higher education The Fly High project, delivered by BITC and HeppSY+, will involve business volunteers providing activities for eight secondary school pupils…

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News Sheffield Sharks Launch New HeppSY+ Supported Programme: Above the Rim

Monday 30th October 2017

HeppSY+ has recently embarked on a new programme with the Sheffield Sharks basketball team. The programme, Above the Rim, has been developed by the Sharks to encourage secondary school students to understand the impact and benefits of higher education. The…

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PodcastHeppSY+ Bus Podcast – October – Chris Stead – HeppSY+ Senior Activities Officer

Monday 30th October 2017


News New Campaign Gets On The Road To Inspire Teenagers’ Higher Education Journey

Wednesday 18th October 2017

A new campaign to increase the number of teenagers from South Yorkshire going on to higher education has been given a boost. Education chiefs from the Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY+) have launched a mobile classroom in Sheffield…

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Profile Trinity Academy Doncaster Case Study

Monday 11th September 2017

Part of our series of reference stories for teachers and partners Trinity Academy is a secondary school and sixth form located in Thorne in Doncaster and is part of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation. The school opened in September 2005 and…

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News South Yorkshire Students Enjoy Built Environment Summer Camp

Friday 18th August 2017

Thirteen Y12 students from Wath Comprehensive and Longley Park Sixth Form College recently enjoyed a four day Built Environment Summer School funded by HeppSY+ (Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus). The summer school, which was designed by Bee Gan…

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VideoHeppSY+ Launch Film

Friday 14th July 2017

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News HeppSY+ First Milestone Event

Thursday 13th July 2017

Over 70 representatives of schools, colleges and universities from Sheffield City Region gathered at Doncaster Racecourse on Wednesday 12th July to find out about progress of the Hepp South Yorkshire Plus (HeppSY+) programme launched in spring 2017. Speakers included Julian Crockford…

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News New programme launches to help more young people in South Yorkshire access higher education

Tuesday 11th July 2017

A new initiative has launched to help young people in South Yorkshire most at risk of not progressing on to higher education.  Building on the work of the existing Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp), the Hepp South Yorkshire plus (HeppSY+)…

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Profile Thomas Rotherham College Case Study

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Part of our series of reference stories for teachers and partners Thomas Rotherham College is a Sixth Form College situated in the Moorgate area of Rotherham catering for roughly 1500 young people, on both full-time and part-time courses. The College offers…

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