A BIT ABOUT US
Leveling the playing field
Channels is a charity dedicated to supporting disadvantaged pupils in the East Midlands Amidst a backdrop of regional inequality, particularly in education, we provide high quality skills development workshops, insight panels and aspiration raising activities in partnership with world-class corporates and universities, usually based in London.
Our activities are informed by the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Skillsbuilder Universal Skills Framework to ensure we are delivering effective and meaningful interventions that will help pupils to aim high and realise those aspirations.
Behind the Scenes
We are a student lead organisation, informed by lived experience of disadvantage and inequality in education. We draw on that experience to create engaging and innovative outreach programmes that inspire pupils to be bold when thinking about their future, and back themselves to go the distance.
Established in 2019, and registered in 2020, we are relatively new to the access arena, but we're intent on making a difference. We focus on low commitment, high impact meaningful interactions in school that allow pupils to hear from university students and professionals. These interactions serve as catalysts for interest in university and/or a professional career.