The Supported Progression scheme is free.
Yes, for the Easter Residentials and the Summer Schools we will provide buses.
No. You may decide that Durham is not for you after completing the programme and can apply wherever you want. However, we do strongly encourage you to consider applying to Durham University, as Supported Progression is a coherent progression route to the University.
This programme is an opportunity to discover what it's like to be a student at Durham University and learn more about student life. You'll also be able to develop study skills and learn about the subjects on offer at university, which may help you make a decision. You don't need to know what you want to do to try it out!
What if I don't meet the criteria?
As there are limited places on the scheme, we do have to use strict eligibility criteria to ensure we're reaching students from communities currently under-represented in higher education. However, there are many other ways in which we can offer help and support to students. Please see the 'links' section for information about other programmes we have on offer.
We will accept a range of equivalent qualifications. More information can be found here.
Please see our For Schools pages for other programmes we offer.
This programme is one of many ways to experience Durham University before applying. It is our aim to ensure that we recruit the best students regardless of their background, and by offering talented students the opportunity to take part in this scheme we hope to achieve this aim.
We would encourage students to attend all the events throughout the scheme. You must attend at least one of either the Easter Residentials or the Summer School to remain on the programme.
Durham is no longer running "open to all" summer schools for Year 10 and Year 11 students. These summer schools will only exist as part of the Supported Progression programme, therefore only students on the programme wil be able to attend the summer schools.
If I complete the programme, will I automatically get a place on the post-16 Supported Progression scheme?
Students who complete the pre-16 programme will be given prioritised consideration for the post-16 programme. Unfortunately, places cannot be guaranteed.
The scheme is structured over two years. Students applying in Year 10 would be expected to take part in both years to get the most out of the programme. Students applying in Year 11 would only do the final year of the programme.
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