The UniversityGo! programme works with young people in years 7-9, who are in Local Authority Care, to support their educational progression and help them recognise their potential. The programme is a partnership between the two virtual schools in Coventry and Warwickshire and the two regional universities, University of Warwick and Coventry University.
UniversityGo! focuses on giving young people an insight into university life, supporting identified students to develop resilience, self-confidence and efficacy in their education, engaging students in types of learning that they may not experience through school, and supporting our cohort to build essential skills such as team work, communication and research.
The programme is split into two different types of provision, 1 to 1 mentoring with a trained student ambassador currently studying at university and on campus taster sessions and masterclasses which give the young people an opportunity to meet others on the programme whilst learning new skills and gaining exposure to Higher Education.
What are we trying to achieve?
* UniversityGo! is designed as a three year programme but we do take on new students at any part of the process from Year 7 to 9.