Consistent high-quality education and skills provision remains a challenge within our region, and overall levels of attainment are mixed. Young people and adult learners do not have the same opportunities as their peers in other parts of the country.
Sheffield Hallam is proud to be a national leader in providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people to study. We have recruited more students from underrepresented neighbourhoods than any other university in the UK for the last five years. This inclusive outlook will continue to be at the core of our approach
Our social mobility programme, South Yorkshire Futures, was launched in 2017 bringing together partners from across the region to tackle this issue, with a particular focus on supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
South Yorkshire Futures has already been successful in securing new funding and improving collaboration within the region. This includes working with our regional colleges to move towards a truly joined-up skills strategy for our region.
We will continue with this partnership, prioritising new and important education and skills commitments.