SJR has been chosen as one the colleges to take part in the University of Lancaster’s Target Mentoring programme. SJR students are currently involved in the programme which is designed to inspire, motivate and encourage gifted and talented students to enter Higher Education after college.
SJR students are currently working with Lancaster University students in a range of subjects including the Arts, Law and Medicine. In addition to college based activities, students will have the opportunity to take part in visits to the university and access summer schools. Students completing the programme who choose to make Lancaster one of their UCAS choices will receive a guaranteed offer of a place on a range of degree programmes.
This is an exciting prospect for students such as Megan Dickinson who said, “I am a current Medical Honours student at college and I have found the Mentoring Programme to be extremely beneficial as I have gained a valuable insight into the life of a medical student at University. It has raised my awareness of budgeting, the application process and the level of commitment that I will need to be successful in my studies. I have been fortunate to have been selected to take part in the University of Lancaster Summer School during the Easter break”.
Dave Gent, Divisional Leader, commented, “I hope that this is the start of a long and productive relationship with Lancaster University and that many of our students and future students will benefit from opportunities that raise their aspirations.”