We work closely with a network of agencies to support people from a wide range of backgrounds. This includes people who have had mental health issues or addiction problems, people leaving prison, and anyone who has thought that Further or Higher Education is closed or irrelevant to them.
Open Book has helped hundreds of people to find places at university, studying a range of subjects from foundation to postgraduate level. As well as drop-in and study sessions, we run an outreach programme that includes visits to prisons, hospitals and residential units.
Open Book’s impact has been nationally recognised: we received the Guardian University Award for student diversity in 2016.