Year 13s, 2nd year college students and students who have studied an Access to HE course, who have been made an offer to study with us and who have chosen Oxford Brookes as their first choice University, and who come from a Widening Participation background.
We work to raise aspirations and educational attainment among prospective students from underrepresented groups, to:
- prepare them for higher education
- ensure success on their programme of study
- improve their employment prospects
- open possibilities for postgraduate study
- give them opportunities to return to learning throughout their lives
The scheme aims to support potential students arriving in the 2021/22 academic year by offering peer mentoring with one of our current undergraduate students.
As well as E-mentoring support, the secure platform allows students to hear first-hand experiences directly from students, as well as having access to our website which provides resources about university, careers, student finance and well being support we offer.
Using an online portal, the undergraduates will communicate with a student as they prepare to join Brookes. This may involve providing support during the stressful exam period, giving advice on how to manage results day and providing practical guidance on what they should bring to university.
Once the student starts at Oxford Brookes, mentors are available to continue to answer any questions they might have about being a Brookes student, and mentees will continue to have access to the platform until Christmas 2021.
Participants can ask questions about courses, general student life, helping them to feel prepared for their next steps into Higher Education. Where possible mentees are matched to a student mentor who is taking the course they are applying for, or who studies a course within the same Faculty.
E-Mentoring (Online mentoring). 1:1 supportive, non-judgmental relationship, with a current Oxford Brookes University student giving time during a transitional phase
From May 2021 onwards
Students who are in Year 13 or 2nd year of college or are studying an Access to HE course. Students need to come from a widening participation background, hold an offer from Oxford Brookes and have chosen us as their firm choice.
May-August 2021, but can continue until the end of the students first semester. E-mentoring is offered to both home and international students during the transition period between school/college and University.
Anywhere, the mentoring takes place on a secure online platform.
Outcomes for pupils by the effectiveness of the 16-19 programmes. High quality and impartial careers guidance ensures that learners follow study programmes that build on their prior attainment and enable them to develop clear, ambitious and realistic plans for their future. Learners understand the options available and are informed about local and national skills needs.
The programme puts young people in touch with mentors who can help them with their education and career options.