Olympic Gold Medallist Darren Campbell Gives Talk for Aimhger

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Darren was once again invited back by Aimhigher to give a talk to pupils drawing on his own life experiences and encouraging the pupils to work hard to make sure they can reach and achieve their potential. This is the third year running he has given a motivational talk for Aimhigher and is a great supporter of the programme.

Aimhigher is about making everyone aware of the benefits higher education can bring, whatever their background. Higher education can open up new career options and help you find your dream job. The  programme is there to help make more people aware of what higher education is all about. It looks to raise aspirations of 14 to 16 year olds by engaging them in university and college activities across a range of subjects from robotics and law to theatre production and sports science.

Thanks to initiatives such as Aimhigher, record numbers of young people now enter Higher Education. Of this year’s cohort, the number of those going to university from underrepresented backgrounds rose by eight per cent.

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