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 project has grown over the last 3 years and we offer in-school 1:1 mentoring from student ambassadors and staff for each student in order to tailor our support to the needs of each young person.