What we do

HEAN are experts in university applications. Our programmes are proven to increase offer rates by using approaches backed by the latest research. We work with students, train teachers, strengthen university outreach programmes and support mentoring schemes. 

Our impact

In our flagship Academic Apprenticeship programme, 100% of students received at least one offer from a Russell Group university. Our new approach to applications - from Medicine to Law - was subsequently featured throughout the national press.

Our partners

We work with universities, schools and sixth-form centres, mentoring schemes and social mobility organisations across the country. Our lead partner is the Sutton Trust with whom we deliver programmes and publish research. 

Our partners include:

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Our Mission: Closing the Access Gap


Recent Sutton Trust research has indicated that the quality of applications is crucial in determining offer rates to equal-attainment candidates. HEAN designs and delivers programmes to ensure that applicants from less privileged backgrounds are supported in producing outstanding applications. Our mission is to tackle the "access gap" by working directly with students and supporting schools in developing their practice.