Professionals

We offer rewarding professional volunteering opportunities that are easily tailored to demanding careers. If you are a professional who can enthuse young people about your industry or chosen field we would like to hear from you.

Getting involved can offer you or your organisation opportunities to:

  • Enhance your professional development
  • Engage in activities contributing to corporate social responsibility
  • Contribute to the development of young people and help them be successful in their chosen career

Read more about Realising Opportunities and how you or your organisation can get involved.

About Realising Opportunities

RO is a unique collaboration of leading research intensive universities working together to promote fair access to university and professions. We support some of the country’s brightest 16-19 year olds through a structured programme of interventions designed to ensure they can be successful in their education and future career.

We aim to work with professionals, leading UK and international employers, and employer organisations to ensure our students are given up to date, dynamic and relevant information about professional careers.

Get Involved

You can get involved in supporting our aim through the following ways:

Ask the Graduate
Ask the Graduate is a feature which allows students on the RO programme to ask different professionals questions about their chosen career path. The graduates featured are professionals who have careers, current roles and experiences that students will be interested in and may aspire to. The RO Central Team will collate all students’ questions for our featured graduate and the number of questions can be agreed in advance.

National Student Conference
This national event brings RO students from across the country together for a day of skills development. It provides impartial representatives and employer organisations the opportunity to talk directly to our students about their industry by hosting a stand at student exhibition.


Please complete the below form to tell us how you would like to get involved:

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