Care Experienced Learners - Aimhigher West Midlands

Opportunities for learners with care experience

H.E. 4 Me

Launched in 2022, Aimhigher has created an exciting programme of events specifically for learners with care experience, offering them the chance to learn more about higher education. H.E. 4 Me is a free programme which aims to inspire and inform learners of the opportunities available at higher education, while highlighting the support available for those with care experience.

This programme will run throughout the academic year, with the intention for young people to attend each event as they progress through school. As the programme includes events for Year 7 – 13, we aim to support them through each stage of their secondary education and throughout their time in care.

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We have also collated the institutional offers for care leavers from each from of our partner universities and colleges. This details the support care experienced learners can access when applying to higher education. Find out more here.

Upcoming events

H.E. 4 Me: UniVerse

A UniVerse where all care leavers find the right path for them

Date: Thursday 24 October 2024
Location: The Exchange, University of Birmingham, B1 2DR

Held at The Exchange in Birmingham city centre, we invite Year 10-13 learners with care experience and their carers to join us to explore the different pathways and support available to them at university. Throughout the day, there will be a range of workshops and activities where attendees will learn about university, apprenticeships, careers, student finance, student life and the specific support available for those with care experience. There will be the opportunity to chat to West Midlands universities and learn more about their offers and opportunities for care leavers.

The event will be free to attend and we hope to be able to include a free lunch.

If you are interested in joining us, please register your interest.

Support for learners

Unite Foundation –


Care Leaver Covenant –