National Collaborative Outreach Programme

Ambition? Find it. Express it. Make it Happen!

Make Happen is the name of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) for Essex and is dedicated to inspire young people, raise their ambitions and promote interest in higher education (HE) as a route to achieving their ambitions.

We represent a group of education providers and interested parties brought together with a common aim to widen participation and help young people Make Happen.

Based at the University of Essex, the Make Happen team lead on the development and implementation of outreach activity and the marketing of a range of events, activities and initiatives to achieve the stated objectives.

NCOP supports the government’s goals to:

  • Double the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE by 2020
  • Increase by 20% the number of students in HE from ethnic minority groups
  • Address the under representation of young men from disadvantaged backgrounds in HE.