The below information is relevant to current RO students.


If you are interested in taking part in RO plese click here.

The Programme

The structured and interactive Realising Opportunities (RO) Programme will help you develop your academic skills, improve your awareness of higher education and knowledge of how to apply to university. It will also give you increased access to the RO universities through events and activities

Local Launch

The Local Launch event provides an introduction to Realising Opportunities and the RO Programme of activities and events, as well as your host university.

Online support

through which you can get answers to your questions from both current university students who have been in your shoes and staff from our Partner universities.

National Student Conference

The event is attended by RO students from across the country and takes place at one of our partner universities. Students attend skills based workshops and meet representatives from all of the RO universities.


This online study challenge and quiz helps to develop key academic skills that will be useful in both studies at school/college and at university.

Academic Skills Module

The RO Academic Skills Module has been developed to give students an authentic experience of academic work at university. It is made up of an on campus event followed by an online element.

Events and Activites

Students have access to events and activities at all of the RO universities around the country as well as residential opportunities. You can see the events currently on offer here.

Access to Professions

RO provides lots of great ways to find out more about professions and career options from meeting employers at the National Student Conference to our monthly ‘Ask the Graduate’ feature.

Overall I am very happy I have taken part in RO. In year 12 it is somewhat hard to fathom how much of an advantage extra consideration and lower offers gives you as an applicant until you reach the point of applying and I am very grateful for being given the opportunity to take part in this programme.

RO Student - 2013


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