Manchester Mentoring is a hit with Year 10s

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02/03/2015 by sleach860

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A group of Year 10 pupils at MCMA is benefitting from participation in Manchester University’s Manchester Mentoring programme. The six week scheme aims to highlight the benefits of degree level education and flags up the differences between school, college and university in terms of learning styles and autonomous learning.

Different university courses are investigated, along with entry requirements. Student Life is also covered and issues such as living away from home and student finance will be discussed. A session will be delivered by a PhD student from the University of Manchester to illustrate the range of opportunities and future careers that exist for researchers. The mentoring scheme concludes with a focus of personal statements, which are crucial to university applications and also highly relevant to sixth form and apprenticeship applications.

Pupil feedback has been very positive and those involved have been encouraged to take a closer look at higher education generally and Manchester University in particular.

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