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Year 13s, second year colleges students and studys who have study an Access course to HE, who have and been made an offer to study with us, who have chosen Oxford Brookes as their first choice University, and who come from a Widening Participation background. Widening Participation(WP) to higher education is a strategic priority for the UK and Scottish governments, the higher education sector in general and Oxford Brookes university in particular.
WP aims to address the discrepancies in the take-up of higher education opportunities between different social groups.
We therefore 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
As well as E-mentoring support, the secure platform allows students to hear first-hand experiences of communications with current students who are living the students life, also
the website provides loads of fun and fascinating resources about university, careers, money and much more. This scheme aims to support potential students arriving in the 2018/19 academic year will be offered peer mentoring support by an enthusiastic current, undergraduates, starting from the end of semester two, April- May 2018.
Using an online mentoring 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 gets to Oxford Brookes, mentors would welcome them to the University and continue to answer any questions they have about being a Brookes student, communicating with them regularly until Christmas 2019.
Participants can ask questions about courses, general student life questions, helping them to feel prepared for their next steps into Higher Education.
Mentees are match to a students who is taking the course they are applying for or something that is very similar.