What is involved in HHP Plus?

HHP Plus works alongside a post-16 enrichment programme and the information, advice and guidance support delivered within school or college settings.

After a self-assessment, learners complete seven activities – three mandatory and four optional. They reflect on these throughout the scheme in a learning log.


All learners identify their requirements with a self-assessment. They can then choose activities and experiences that best meet their needs.

Mandatory modules

There are three mandatory activities, which are based on three themes – believe, discover and succeed.

  • Believe - learners visit a HE institution and talk to a current student.
  • Discover – learners reflect on their experiences in a learning log throughout the scheme.
  • Succeed – learners complete two university study skill challenges. For example, attending sessions on effective note taking, presenting with impact or working in a group.

Optional activities

Learners also choose four optional activities, which will equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to go into higher education.

These cover topics including:

  • student life
  • higher education finance
  • independent living skills
  • work experience
  • scholarships
  • summer schools
  • graduate jobs.

More details are in the optional activities guide.

Outreach support

UWE Bristol delivers a wide range of outreach activities in partner schools and colleges. This helps learners to find out more and develop the skills to succeed at university.

These activities include:

  • Student Ambassador talks
  • Subject area talks
  • Interactive workshops
  • Subject Taster days

“I found out about sociology whilst attending a taster day and it’s the best thing that has happened to me really. I’d never have thought of that before.”

First year Sociology student at UWE Bristol

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