Our work with universities

IntoUniversity adds to and complements most existing Widening Participation provision by providing distinctive primary school programmes, long-term engagement with students and a local centre.

IntoUniversity offers three types of partnership:

Strategic Partnerships

The university funds IntoUniversity centres which are fully integrated into the university’s Widening Participation and Outreach vision and operation at every level. Strategic Partners commit to providing full funding for their centre(s) for 5 years.

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative 5-year partnerships offer excellent value to universities because IntoUniversity will contribute 50% of the funding required, with Collaborative Partners providing the other 50% funding for their centre(s), whose work will be coordinated with the university’s Widening Participation and Outreach departments.

Working Partnerships

IntoUniversity works with a range of university partners to deliver aspects of its programmes. These important partnerships include supporting visits from IntoUniversity groups and providing undergraduate volunteers for a range of programmes. Working Partnerships normally include services or facilities provided in kind, or contributions towards programme costs.


Our Oxford South East centre was launched in 2015 in partnership with the University of Oxford, Christ Church Oxford and The Queen's Trust. Watch our short film to find out more about our work in Blackbird Leys:

Get in touch

If you are interested in setting up a university partnership with us, please contact Dr Hugh Rayment-Pickard:

Tel: 0207 243 0242

Email: hugh@intouniversity.org

Thoughts on our programme:

‘The University of Nottingham is proud to support IntoUniversity, a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation that shares our passion and commitment to widening participation for those who aspire, and have the ability, to pursue higher education, regardless of their background. Through our pioneering partnership we have been able to touch the lives of countless local children and young people.’ 

Professor David Greenaway Vice-Chancellor, the University of Nottingham

'IntoUniversity is one of the most impressive charities that NPC has analysed. It has an effective model, impressive management, and good evidence of its impact.’

New Philanthropy Capital, leading social impact analysts