Opportunity to become a Teach First Futures Mentor

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:09:00 GMT

Teach First’s Futures programme works with sixth formers from backgrounds currently under-represented at university and is supported by the University’s central Widening Participation team. Pupils on the programme recently attended a launch event on campus where they had the opportunity to meet some current University of Manchester students and find out more about the benefits of studying at university from the WP team.

Futures pupils have the potential to excel at selective institutions and in professional careers, but often face a number of barriers in reaching that potential. Futures aims to give them the confidence, knowledge and support they need to successfully apply to university and thrive when they get there. Key to helping these pupils access university are Futures Mentors, volunteers who work with two Year 13 pupils in this crucial stage of their education. Futures Mentors use their knowledge and skills to guide pupils through the university application process: supporting with personal statements, providing mock interviews, developing the soft skills needed to thrive at university, and helping to make key decisions about next steps.

Teach First are currently looking for mentors to volunteer in locations across the North West from June 2018-August 2019, and welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. For more information and a link to apply, please visit the Teach First website or contact Claire Critchley.