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Social Responsibility

Remote delivery of Manchester Access Programme 2020

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:00:00 BST

Manchester Access Programme (MAP), the University’s flagship widening access programme, has been running for 15 years and welcomed thousands of local young people onto campus. The programme aims to support year 12 students from underrepresented backgrounds through a curriculum of activities to further develop their skills and preparedness for progression to Manchester or another research-intensive university.

As this year we are not able to deliver MAP face to face on campus, we are reconfiguring the programme for remote delivery. This is an ambitious challenge as we have our largest cohort to date, with 651 students signed up to our first ever MAP online launch webinars on 22 & 23 April.

Students will also complete a 1,500 word academic assignment; a marked piece of work which is supported by 170 academic tutors via Zoom and Blackboard and have the opportunity to attend a Research & Referencing online lecture in May, the University's Open Week in June and a remote University Life Conference in July.

We are also keen to also develop an ‘experience’ for this cohort of MAP and will be using past MAP student voices and current student ambassadors across a variety of online platforms in order to help build a sense of connection and belonging to the University.

For more information about MAP or this programme please contact us at map@manchester.ac.uk.