Menu

Future U helping Prestonians into higher education with transport to open days and trips

Posted on - 22nd April, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News
Future U are continuing to help young people

A new fund has been launched by a Lancashire careers service which will support schools in Preston with transport costs for young people going on educational visits.

Advertisement

Future U, which works across Lancashire to encourage more people to consider higher education, has launched its Progression Travel Fund to help with costs to cover young people travelling for visits to universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers.

The fund is expected to help more people take part in activities aimed at progressing their career aspirations by removing the financial barrier that can stop some young people going on these types of trips.

The fund is payable to secondary schools, sixth forms and colleges, with each application assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Read more: Longton Bowling Club competition raises money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

As well as supporting transport costs, Future U is also offering a series of sessions to support learners’ experience and knowledge of the trip. This could include workshops on employability skills, finance and university life.

Future U exists to support more communities to access higher education, and schools and colleges with a larger proportion of underrepresented students will be more likely to receive a greater contribution towards their costs.

Theo Blackburn, Future U Programme Manager, said: “The Progression Travel Fund will help more young people in Lancashire to access events that raise awareness of the progression opportunities available to them, and help in their decision making process.

“We know that finances can be a significant barrier to schools, students and families and so by removing this we hope to increase the number of young people exploring different progression routes- which could be college, university or degree apprenticeships.

“By offering accompanying sessions, we hope to further learners’ knowledge of how to reach their desired careers and help schools and colleges towards meet the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidance.”

To request a financial contribution, schools can complete the form at lancashirefutureu.org.uk/progression-visit-travel-fund

See what’s happening near you by entering your postcode below or visit InYourArea



Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Share
Preston in pictures Sunny DaysTelephone Boxes, Market Street, PrestonMarket Street PrestonPintxos, PrestonGrowler 37610Lane Ends, PrestonLost RailwayFish & Chips View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.