Reach for Excellence
What is Reach for Excellence?
The Reach for Excellence programme supports young people who demonstrate the potential to access a top university but who may not have considered entry to research intensive Higher Education. Students on the scheme receive support throughout their year 12 and 13 studies.
Support is provided in the form of subject specific taster sessions, study skills workshops, impartial pre-entry guidance, finance and budgeting sessions, mentoring and a 5 day residential summer school.
There are 200 places on the scheme this year. The programme is free of charge to students. Travel expenses are reimbursed for each event attended.
The aim of the programme is to raise aspiration, achievement, confidence and self-esteem. We aim to provide appropriate and impartial guidance in an environment that will stretch bright and capable students who may not have considered entry to research intensive Higher Education.
The Reach for Excellence programme
We invite students to a wide variety of events and activities throughout their year 12 and year 13 studies. The programme is designed to enhance their current studies through subject taster sessions and study skills sessions. In addition, they have the opportunity to attend workshops and information sessions in careers, finance and UCAS amongst others. These workshops give students invaluable impartial guidance and advice when making the difficult decisions regarding what to study, where to study, how to finance their studies and how to make a good UCAS application.
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