About the Programme
Realising Opportunities (RO) is a unique collaboration of 14 leading, research intensive universities, working together to promote fair access and social mobility of students from groups under represented in higher education. The RO Programme provides able students with skills and information to help them not only make informed decisions about their future and to raise their aspirations to progress to a leading research intensive university, but to support their current work in school/college.
The key information is contained within this menu. Open each section to find out more.
• Of these 8 GCSEs or equivalent, at least 5 must be A* to B grades or 9 to 6 grades.
• Be a Home/EU registered student.
. An area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation is defined by home postcodes which are in the 30% most deprived wards within the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). For more information on IMD please see Government website.
- that is performing below the national average for key stage 4 5+ A*-C/9-4 or equivalents including 9-4 in both English and Mathematics or below the national average Attainment 8 score per school or
- which is performing below the national average at key stage 5, or
- where there is higher than the national average number of students eligible for free school meals
At the point in time the student applies to the RO programme.
•Be living in, or have lived in, local authority care or be a young carer. Those defined as living in, or who have lived in, local authority care are those who are being looked after by their local authority, either living with foster parents/other family members such as grandparents, at home with their parents under the supervision of social services, in a residential children’s home or in another residential setting such as school or secure unit, or someone who has experienced a period of three months in the care of the local authority within the last ten years. Those defined as young carers are those who under the age of 18 who help look after someone in their family, or a friend. There is no time limit on the amount of care they provide for their dependents, this is just above and beyond what is normally expected.
- are experiencing/have experienced significant family issues
- have a disability
- have a health condition
- are from Gypsy, Roma or Traveller communities
- are Refugees
- are the children of military families
If you are not eligible for this programme you can still visit us. Please check our website here for Open Days and Warwick visits
You will gain an understanding of research intensive universities and have increased access to the RO universities including the opportunity to attend events and activities such as master classes and residential visits.You will also have access to careers information and professionals who will offer you career advice and information
Application for 2019/2020 are now open and will close on 14 October 2019
You will receive and email in the first week of September and a welcome pack in the second week of September explaining the recruitment process.
If you are a Year 11 or Year 12 student and are interested to take part please contact your Head of Sixth Form or Head Teacher as applications are received through your school.
If you are in Year 12 you may also be eligible to attend one of our other events:
Please note that the programme do not recruit Year 13 students as it is a two-year programme but you may be eligible to take part in our A-level Bootcamp in 2019.