Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Partnership is a collaboration between universities and colleges from across our two counties. Working together to support young people to consider their futures.
We aim to inspire and inform learners about their options and encourage them to think about higher education in all forms, including university, college-based higher education, and higher and degree apprenticeships.
We provide outreach activities to schools, colleges and communities specifically focusing on higher education. We work with teachers and advisors, parents and carers, and learners to address concerns and break down the barriers that might prevent young people from progressing to higher education.
Our team is based at the University of Derby, providing us the opportunity to work closely with schools and colleges across our counties.
We work alongside other Uni Connect programmes across the country. Find out more
As well as our team at University of Derby, our partner institutions have staff working within their in-reach teams, delivering a range of projects designed to tackle specific topics relating to higher education in their geographical areas. They offer invaluable personal advice and guidance to learners at their place of study.
At the end of each academic year, we evaluate our work and showcase our successes.Annual Report 22/23
Annual Report 22/23
This year DANCOP began to pilot work in support of attainment raising in schools. We continued to help young people to make informed choices about their future, with our targeted and strategic outreach activities and work with our FE and HE partners.Download
Annual Report 20/21
As learners returned to the classroom following the pandemic, DANCOP have been on hand to support with their next steps. From residentials to workshops, our face to face delivery has returned with great success. We’ve also refreshed our look, launched our new website and established our Outreach Hub this year!Download
Annual Report 19/20
DANCOP shifted to digital delivery and we hosted online events for learners, teachers and parents and carers. In a year where the pandemic hit we were able to continue supporting our stakeholders.Download
Annual Report 18/19
Another successful year for DANCOP which saw us convert a double decker bus in to a science lab on wheels for the STEM bus tour. We also worked with some amazing third parties.Download
Annual Report 17/18
Learn about the great work we achieved in our first year of operation. Highlights include our Oxbridge pathways event, the Big Bang and lots of learner feedback.Download
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