Brightside are recruiting volunteers who will help school students to gain an insight into university life and make key decisions around their GCSE option. All mentors will be current UCL students- undergraduates and postgraduates are welcome- and mentees will be students at UCL Academy.
We will match groups of 2-3 volunteers with classes at UCL Academy and you will attend four sessions with the class. You'll talk to them about your experiences of education and answer their questions. Brightside and teachers will be there to facilitate the sessions. You'll talk about subjects such as what life is like as a uni student, your course, how school prepared you for uni and how you approaches making decisions about your education.
These sessions will help raise the aspirations of the school students. You'll help them understand their options and the reality of studying at university so pupils can make more confident and informed decisions about their futures.