Student mentoring programmes

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

We recruit, train and support undergraduate students to work in local schools and colleges, providing one to one mentoring support for pupils in Years 9-13. Our mentoring schemes are focused on students from widening participation backgrounds who may not have any prior experience of higher education.

Aimhigher Mentoring 

We are a member of the local Aimhigher partnership and have a number of mentors who provide face-to-face and on-line support and encouragement to learners as they encounter the various transition milestones between Year 9 and Year 13. Mentors normally work with five learners each and hold meetings on a weekly basis between November - April (approximately 15 weeks). If you are interested in finding out more about Aimhigher mentoring, please contact the Aimhigher Project Officer Josie Hurd at josie.hurd@bcu.ac.uk or telephone 0121 331 6269. Please note that this scheme is a subscription service.

Academic Mentoring 

We also have a small number of mentors who provide subject specific support to post -16 students. We are particularly interested in working with students who are hoping to apply to the University of Birmingham through the Access to Birmingham (A2B) scheme. In particular we are looking to target those students who with some additional support should be aiming to achieve an A or B grade in their subject area.   Mentors usually work with three-five learners each and hold meetings on a weekly basis between November – April (approximately 15 weeks). For more information please contact the Outreach Office on outreach@contacts.bham.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)121 414 7693.