This year, the ESRC (partnered with Trinity College, Oxford) is rolling out a mentoring scheme to level the university access playing field in Oxfordshire. Working with schools, ESRC mentors will receive training and work closely with sixth-formers, guiding them on all aspects of their application from writing their personal statement to interview preparation. In 2019-20, the project will be in its pilot phase: 10 mentors working with roughly 30 students. In the future, we hope it will become a larger vehicle for social equity amongst school pupils in Oxfordshire.
We are currently looking for more mentors to join the existing team. If you think you might be interested or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you!