Brookes Engage offers local students a route into Higher Education

Friday, 27 February 2015

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Oxford Brookes are offering Year 12 students across Oxfordshire the opportunity to gain an insight into university life and study with a 16 month programme titled Brookes Engage.

The programme has been developed for students who come from under-represented backgrounds in higher education. Designed to support pupils to make a successful transition into university or further education, Brookes Engage will provide them with experiences that will develop skills and attributes that will be beneficial both in the world of study and employment.

This is a great opportunity for students, who might not have had the chance yet, to explore the opportunities available to them within higher education.

Charlie Field, UK Recruitment and Widening Participation at Oxford Brookes University

Students can choose from a range of subjects to study throughout the programme including French, Social Sciences, Computer Technology, International Hospitality Management, Healthcare (Adult Nursing), Education and Business Management.

Charlie Field, Project Manager for Brookes Engage said: “This is a great opportunity for students, who might not have had the chance yet, to explore the opportunities available to them within higher education.

“We want to provide students with an understanding of the industries they are interested in and give them access to high quality learning facilities and activities that will enrich their learning.

“Oxford Brookes always aims to provide opportunities for participation in higher education to everyone who can benefit from it.”

Participants will take part in a range of activities over the course of the programme during monthly sessions, engaging with academic staff, students and local employers, as well as taking part in cultural and educational trips. In addition to the monthly sessions, participants will undertake an independent academic assignment with the support of a university tutor, attend a week-long summer school, and receive one-to-one mentoring from an Oxford Brookes student.

If graduates of the programme choose to study at Oxford Brookes, they will qualify to apply for the Brookes Community scholarship of £1,000 in their first year. At the end of the programme, participants should feel confident in making the next step in their education career, be that in work or at university. The programme is completely free of charge to participants and bursaries for travel are available.

More information about Brookes Engage and how to apply can be found on the Oxford Brookes website along with an application form for prospective students which can be downloaded. The deadline for applications is the Wednesday 11 March.