Mentoring to Raise Aspirations

Develop your skills and confidence working with young people, and deliver workshops in schools to raise aspirations and achievement.

Key Information
  • Get experience – working with children and young people
  • Make a difference – have a positive impact to raise aspirations
  • Develop your confidence – in the ability to support others
  • Commitment – 10am to 3pm, 26 to 29 May then either every Monday, Tuesday and Friday or every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 4 June and 19 June
Detailed Information

Manchester Metropolitan University is proud of its mission to open up the benefits of higher education to diverse sections of society. We have a strong commitment to reaching out to young people and raising aspirations. Many of our students are similarly committed to positive impacts on their local communities.

This Third Term activity brings these commitments together. You will complete a mentoring programme to enhance your ability to work effectively with young people. This will comprise a mixture of on campus and online learning. During this training, you will also learn to deliver a range of workshops to deliver a positive impact on young people, based on creative and interactive activities.

Following this training, you will deliver the sessions you have been trained to work with in schools in teams of five – with a focus on Year 7 and 8 pupils. For two days a week over the subsequent three weeks.

Through the activity, you will develop your confidence supporting others, particularly with young people – and valuable experience in support of a career with children and young people.

Group Information

During the application process, you will be asked if you have a preference in group allocation. There is no difference between the groups other than the days that the outreach is scheduled between 4 and 19 June.

  • Group A: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Group B: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

All students on this activity also need to be able to attend training between 26 May and 29 May, 10am to 3pm.

Additional Information

All students accepted to complete this activity will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check, fully funded by the University.