Development And Alumni Relations Office

Pathway Opportunity Programme


We are committed to ensuring that those who are the most able, but least likely to pursue a Higher Education, have an equal opportunity to do so. Queen’s has established a dedicated suite of Widening Participation programmes, designed to raise young peoples’ aspirations and encourage students from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential with us here at Queen’s.


One of our most successful initiatives is the Pathway Opportunity Programme, or POP! The Pathway Opportunity Programme works with schools across Northern Ireland to provide an entry route to Queen’s for talented young people who have the ability to thrive at Queen’s but need additional support and encouragement to fulfil their potential. 


Once students arrive at Queen’s, your philanthropic gifts allow us to ensure that they are supported financially as they take this next important step in their lives. Thanks to a generous donation, until 2024 we can provide new students who complete the Pathway Opportunity Programme with a £1,000 bursary in their first year, to help meet the cost of accommodation, books, equipment and the expense of studying today. We need your help to make sure that new POP students in the future can also be supported.


We are also asking for donations to provide further financial support to students in their subsequent years of study, so that they can receive a bursary in Years 2 and 3 of their degree. This can make a huge difference to their peace of mind - helping to relieve financial stress and allow them to focus on their studies, make the most of their university experience and ensure that we welcome them to their graduation celebrations with proud family and friends when the time comes.


To find out more about supporting the Pathway Opportunity Programme contact Viv Harris, Development Manager, or Donate Here. Your support could be the first step in changing the world!


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