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.
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