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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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