Progress to Success

The Progress to Success framework is designed to raise aspirations, improve attainment and increase awareness of higher education and alternative progression routes through a programme of regular interventions from Year 7 to Year 11. We offer the programme from Year 7 through to Year 11 to ensure at each stage they receive relevant and interactive activities and workshops. This is aimed to increase their awareness of higher education and support the young people through decision-making processes.

We aim to support all of the young people we engage with to ensure they are able to meet their full potential and make well informed decisions regarding their future.

Year Group Activity Date
7 University Experience Days

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Thursday 9 May 2019

8 Why Go to University assembly On request
8 Skills Challenge

Tuesday 11 December 2018

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Wednesday 18 May 2019

9 Progression Pathways workshop On request
10 University Experience Day

On request

10 Residential Summer School Tuesday 9 July to Thursday 11 July 2019
10 HE Can Summer School Wednesday 26 June to Thursday 27 June 2019
11 Wellbeing Works workshop On request
11 Spring Forward On request between Monday 1 April and Friday 3 May

English Raising the Grade

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Tuesday 26 March 2019

11 Maths Raising the Grade

Thursday 14 March 2018

Thursday 21 March 2018

Thursday 28 March 2018

7-11 HE Fair

On request

All of the above dates are subject to availability. 

Please speak to your Widening Access contact to discuss the activities available on the Progress to Success programme. You can view our calendar of events for the academic year 2018/19 and our home page to check if your school or college is eligible to take part in our activities.

Progress to Success is a longitudinal study. In order to assess the impact of our interventions, we collect data that tracks the number of times a young person participates in one of our activities. This involves data collection forms completed by the young person (or their parent) for on-site events and registers for workshops delivered in school, that ask for name, date of birth and postcode. All of the data we collect is handled, processed and stored responsibly in-line with General Data Protection Regulations 2018. 

The University of Derby is a member institution of the East Midlands Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Partnership (EMWPREP, pronounced 'em-rep'). EMWPREP assists us in analysing the data we collect to monitor and evalaute the Progress to Success outreach programme. For more information about EMWPREP, please view their website here or contact them using these details:

Address: EMWPREP, Hazlerigg Building Rm 201.0.05, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU

Contact: 01509 223462;