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Aimhigher Mentor Application Form

The Aimhigher Mentor Scheme at Birmingham City University gives undergraduates the opportunity to work with young people to develop their knowledge, skills and attitude towards education, university and careers.

The learners are secondary school and college pupils identified by school/college staff as the target group with the potential to achieve great GCSEs (or sixth form-level qualifications) but who for some reason are underachieving. When necessary, mentors also play a more pastoral role.

Mentors are matched to learners on the basis of gender, ethnicity, and academic and social interests, so that they have more of a chance of acting as a successful role model. One-to-one and group meetings are held at the school/college on a weekly basis and last approximately one hour. If a face-to-face meeting is not possible, an e-mentoring session may take place. The arrangement is for at least one academic year and mentors are encouraged to empower learners, so that they can go on to achieve independently at the end of the process.

Applications are now open for next academic year. 

The application deadline for this role is Monday September 7, 2020

This is a paid opportunity. 

Learn more about the position and its requirements by reading the full Aimhigher Mentor Job Description.

Aimhigher Mentor Application Form
* Please confirm you will be a BCU student in the 2020-2021 academic year
Application questions

Note: DBS checks In order to be an Aimhigher Mentor, ALL successful applicants will be required to undergo enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please be aware that certain types of offences may impact on our ability to place a mentor within a school or college environment (although this is at each school’s discretion). Therefore, we would encourage any applicants with previous offences to get in touch with us prior to submitting the application, so that we can discuss your application and advise you if we feel that there would be any problems with placement.

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