Make Happen

Based at The University of Essex, Make Happen aims to inspire young people, raise their aspirations and promote interest in Higher Education to achieve their ambitions.

Make Happen for Students

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

Make Happen for Teachers

Helping your students achieve their full potential.
Raising aspirations and providing information on HE options.

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STUDENTS

How Make Happen can help you with your next steps.

TEACHERS

How Make Happen can help you support your students.

You can make it happen and we can help.

Find out what HE can offer you and how it can take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

Tips & Advice

  • 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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  • 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 can I help my students with UCAS applications and personal statements?

    One of the best ways to help your students is to make sure they’re aware of (and sticking to) all…

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  • A lot of my students ask, ‘But why should I go to University?’

    If the graduate vs non graduate salary stats don’t do the trick (grads can expect to earn more than £100,000…

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  • 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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  • Help, I don’t know what I want to do!

    Don’t stress about it! Remember it is not all about the destination, we want you to enjoy your journey. We’re here…

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  • What about jobs?

    Let’s be real – we all know the job market is a tough place right now, and we aren’t going…

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  • Don’t you have to get top grades to get into Uni?

    In a word: no. You don’t need to be a straight-A grade student to benefit from uni. What you do…

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  • What if I don’t get the grades to go to Uni?

    If your exams don’t quite go as expected, you might be disappointed, but there’s no need to worry – you’ve…

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