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In The Know: Social mobility, Sutton Trust & STEM programmes
Happy New Year! We hope you are having a great start to the year! We know that it can be difficult going back to work and school after the holiday period, so we’ve gathered together a few opportunities that can brighten up your January.
Social Mobility Programme
You have just a few days left to apply for this programme, as the deadline is Monday 9th January so if your child is 16-17 then this could be a great path for them. The Social Mobility Foundation provides opportunities and support to young people that would otherwise be inaccessible. This can be anything from mentoring and skill sessions to university advice and internships. Apply through their website so your child can use this platform to jumpstart their future today!
The Sutton Trust US Programme
This is an exciting programme that gives British state school students the opportunity to have a taste of life at an American university. This includes a one week residential summer school on a prestigious university campus, with a variety of activities to help students make decisions about their higher education. The deadline is Sunday 22nd January, so if your child is in Year 12 and might be interested, click here to find out more and to apply.
Routes into STEM Course
Is your child interested in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths and is in Year 10? This 3-day course, running in February half-term, offers students the chance to learn more about these subjects and discover the career options that they bring. This interactive, activity-laden course gives students valuable insight into the STEM industries and introduces them to new possibilities. Find out more and apply here.
Do you know anyone who has a child in Year 10 and above? Share this with them so they can make the most of these opportunities too!