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Support systems at IntoUniversity


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Support systems at IntoUniversity

  1. 1. © IntoUniversity 2013
  2. 2. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Who are we? o Disadvantaged backgrounds – university place or chosen aspiration o 12 Local learning centres o Academic Support, Mentoring and FOCUS – 7 to 18+ o Volunteers and Interns o 9000 children and young people o 2012: 71% compared with 18% to H.E.
  3. 3. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Mentoring Aims Aims Outputs To raise aspirations Paired with university student University trip To increase knowledge of future options Mentees find out about university life Pairs to complete activities which explore future options To improve communication skills Mentees get to know a university student Mentees communicate with their mentor using phone or e-mail To improve young people’s organisation skills Mentees supported to arrive punctually for their meetings SMART targets To improve attainment at school Academic support during meetings
  4. 4. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Boundaries Agree or Disagree?
  5. 5. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Support Systems Mentor Mentee Mentoring Co-ordinator
  6. 6. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Challenges THEMES Organisation and reliability Lack of understanding of role/ organisation aims Boundaries Confidence Knowledge and practical advice
  7. 7. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Challenging Scenarios  Mentor is very busy so answers emails and calls during the meeting. The mentee is getting upset and feels like their mentor doesn’t want to be there.  The mentee is very enthusiastic about the scheme but is an ESOL student so struggles with their academic work. The mentor would like some help with how to support them.  The pair have not been meeting regularly as they both struggle with organisation and keep forgetting about their meetings.  The mentor finds that their mentee is very lively and has difficulty concentrating during the mentoring sessions.
  8. 8. Talent Aspiration Teamwork Compassion Quality Reviews and Monitoring 1) What have you enjoyed about your mentoring experience? 2) What has been challenging or difficult about your mentoring experience? 3) What can you do to make your mentoring experience better? 4) What longer-term (SMART) target would you like to achieve by the end of the academic year?