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Ambition: post 16

Ambition: post 16

Ambition Nottingham is a free, two-year scheme for Year 12 students.

The activities support progression and application to a university of your choice.

Examples of past activities:

  • Course taster events
  • Revision skills                                                
  • Subject masterclasses  
  • Workshops                                 

Is it for you?

To apply, you must meet both of the following criteria:

  • You have seven A*–C (9–5) grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Maths
  • You go to a state/maintained school or college within the Midlands

To achieve ‘full’ membership and qualify for the Nottingham Potential bursary you must also meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • You live in a household with an income under £35,000
  • You live in an area with low progression to university. Our postcode checker can help you to identify this
  • You attend a school/college with an average point score per academic entry of under 33.66
  • You have a disability which affects your studies
  • You are (or have been) in local authority care/looked after


Further information

Please visit our frequently asked questions page.

Can I benefit financially?

If you meet the Ambition Nottingham criteria for full membership and attend at least eight sessions, you will automatically receive the Nottingham Potential Bursary if you become a student at the University of Nottingham. This provides £1,000 per year, for each year of undergraduate study, for students who have 'Home' fee status.