At IntoUniversity we offer innovative programmes that support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.
IntoUniversity is an educational charity with a strong track record of working with schools, corporate partners and universities to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential.
Young people from the UK's most disadvantaged postcodes are half as likely to get five 9-4 grades at GCSE, and nearly four times less likely to go to university. This makes it harder for these young people to succeed in a competitive job market. The long-term effects can be felt across society, as communities with low education and employment prospects become increasingly marginalised. By raising aspirations, we aim to tackle this issue, giving our students a chance at a brighter future.
We are looking for positive, enthusiastic, role models who are passionate about making a difference to a young person’s life.
As a mentor you will be paired with one of our students who is aged between 10-17.
Each meeting with your mentee will be based around a different theme:
• Academic- these meetings will focus on improving the mentees attainment through extra support with homework and academic projects.
• Future-focussed, these meetings will help your mentee consider their future aspirations, how can you help them prepare for their future?
• Social – these sessions are a reward for working hard. You can choose your activity; would you like to bake? Make a smoothie, get creative?
You will be responsible for organising weekly meetings with your mentee, for approximately an hour in length. These meetings would be held Monday-Friday at the IntoUniversity centre between 3:30pm-6pm.
Volunteering with IntoUniversity offers a supportive environment to gain experience of working with children and young people. You will develop your team working, leadership and communication skills in an educational setting whilst giving something back to the local community.
We welcome applications from all students of any level and of any degree discipline. We would particularly welcome applications from male students, as we are currently short of male volunteers.
We support our all our volunteers by giving comprehensive face-to-face training for each of the roles.