Make Happen for Students

We’re here to inspire, help and inform you as you take your next steps to a bright new furture.

Landing Page – Students


There are over 50,000 university and college courses to choose from – you can learn a living in the career of your choice.


Higher and Degree Apprenticeships offer qualifications up to degree level. No Tuition fees and the Opportunity to earn while you learn.


35% of job postings in Essex ask for HE qualified people, with the average salary offered £38,600!

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“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination” – Drake

Make Happen is all about that journey  –  offering inspiration and information to help you on your way towards the career of your choice.

INSPIRATION – Events and Activities:

We offer a range of interesting activities and events (inside and outside of school) to open your eyes to the world of opportunity that lies ahead of you – great jobs and careers and how to get there via higher education.

INFORMATION – Resources:

We have all the information you need; everything from choosing your pathway, how to select and apply to universities and apprenticeships to living independently, money matters and your future.


  • What needs to go in my personal statement?

    Your personal statement is your chance to let universities and employers know exactly who you are and what you’re about. Admissions…

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  • What is a Higher and Degree Apprenticeship?

    Apprenticeships offer a valid alternative to university with the qualifications to match – if you choose a degree apprenticeship you…

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  • How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

    All ready to go?  Here are your next steps and top tips for successful application for an apprenticeship. If you…

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  • Is an apprenticeship right for me and what grades do I need?

    It isn’t an easy option, but an apprenticeship offers the opportunity to earn while you learn towards a degree qualification without the…

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