UCL Academy is a school in North London sponsored by UCL. Its Brightside mentoring programme is designed to support mentees at key transition points in their education, to build confidence, raise aspirations and aid informed decision making about their next steps, by matching UCL Academy pupils with students studying at UCL.
The programme is delivered at two levels, designed for different age groups:
- Level 1 students aged 12-13 have face-to-face mentoring sessions with a mentor to increase their knowledge and awareness of GCSE options. Sessions include a mixture of group and face-to-face mentoring.
- Level 3 students aged 16-17 have group mentoring sessions exploring higher education options, improving decision-making skills, understanding the UCAS process and introducing university life. Pupils are also connected with their mentor online to enable them to access one-to-one support
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