Our work aims to support the development of aspirations and educational attainment amongst students from under-represented and disadvantaged groups. To participate in our activities, students should be in state schools/colleges and meet one or more of our targeting and eligibility criteria.
We are currently offering a range of on-campus, in-school and virtual activity. Keep an eye out for our special annual events like revision masterclasses too!
Targeting and eligibility criteria
Online mentoring programme
The next online mentoring programme will begin on Monday 7 March 2022 and finish on Sunday 3 April.
It will include mentoring from University of Surrey students and live webinars to help support participants with their revision and prepare them for next steps after school.
Online mentoring takes place on Brightside and matches participants for four weeks with their choice of University of Surrey mentor in either English, maths or science to receive one to one advice on tips and strategies that support them when preparing for exams along with advice around their pathways and how they adapted to post-16 education.
Access to the mentoring platform is 24/7. The platform is moderated and messages are not instant. Online mentoring is not the same as social media and the platform has safeguarding features built in to maintain a safe, online environment. Read more about Brightside site security.
All webinars take place at 4:30pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 9 March – GCSEs: The Bigger Picture
- Focusing on careers during National Careers Week, learn how to set goals and why your GCSEs are an important step towards your future career plans.
Wednesday 16 March – Revision Strategies
- Learn how to create a revision timetable and how to prioritise your workload. Hear from our Student Ambassadors about how they revise for exams and any tips/techniques they suggest.
Wednesday 23 March – Dealing with Exam Stress and Wellbeing
- Explore some strategies for coping with stresses around exams and find a solution that works for you.
Wednesday 30 March – Next Steps
- Learn about what life after Year 11 looks like and hear from our Student Ambassadors about how they found the transition to college/sixth form.
Recordings of all webinars will be available to watch on demand.
These 60 minute virtual sessions are delivered by an educational consultant and are designed to increase confidence in preparing for GCSEs. They are applicable to all exam boards. Each subject (English, maths and science) is delivered across a series of five masterclasses, each focusing on common themes/topics and sharing revision tips and techniques.
Students are invited to attend all subject areas and can login to as many masterclasses as they want. The revision masterclasses are only available live. Recordings will not be shared.
Login information is exclusively shared with participating students.
All live sessions are scheduled for 4:30pm on each advertised date.
- 9 November
- 16 November
- 23 November
- 30 November
- 7 December.
- 10 November
- 17 November
- 24 November
- 1 December
- 8 December.
- 11 November
- 18 November
- 25 November
- 2 December
- 9 December.
We are delighted to be hosting on campus events for schools once again. All events are scheduled to take place on specific dates between 10am and 2:30pm and have a strict capacity of 30 students (unless otherwise stated), with all spaces reserved for your pupil premium and/or free school meal eligible cohorts.
Transport and catering are provided for all on-campus activity.
We don’t currently have any upcoming events. Check back soon for further announcements.