What is the WIN?


The map below shows the areas covered by the Wessex Inspiration Network (WIN):

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WIN (Wessex Inspiration Network) is one of 29 regional partnerships within the Uni Connect Programme which aims to increase social mobility by raising awareness of Higher Education (HE) opportunities and progression pathways for young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The 29 Uni Connect partnerships work with local HE providers, businesses and local authority groups in specific geographic areas where HE participation is low overall and lower than expected, given GCSE attainment levels.

You can find out more about the Uni Connect Programme by visiting the Office for Students website.

The WIN area covers BANES, North Somerset and Wiltshire (excluding Swindon).

Outreach information and resources are available throughout this website to all teachers in the WIN area.

In addition, WIN is working closely with the following colleges and schools to deliver a range of workshops and activities to inspire students to consider and apply for HE:


WIN Colleges

There are 3 Colleges that are part of the WIN.

These include Bath College, Wiltshire College & University Centre (Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury) and Weston College (University Centre Weston).

There is a WIN HE Adviser based at each of these Colleges.

Please contact your relevant College WIN HE Adviser and they will be happy to answer your queries and provide you with more information about the WIN.

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WIN Schools

Data provided by the OfS clearly shows that certain schools have significant numbers of students from the GAP wards and also that there is a natural grouping of schools in particular areas.

Therefore, for each region the WIN have identified a Lead School; where there are a large number of GAP students in attendance at the school.

A WIN HE Adviser will be based at each of these Schools.

Please contact your relevant School WIN HE Adviser and they will be happy to answer your queries and provide you with more information about the WIN.

The WIN has also identified Partner Schools within each region, to work closely with the Lead Schools.


LEAD SCHOOLS

(WIN HE Adviser is based at each of these Schools)

PARTNER SCHOOLS: