12 and 13
partnership scheme has been developed with London schools and colleges to
provide support activities for pre-university learners from communities that
are under-represented in higher education, as well as focusing on narrowing the
skills and expectations gap that many applicants experience.
It is run by the
Academic Skills Team and consists of a set of linked activities with groups of
Year 12 students from the same school/college that are designed to support
progression and raise aspirations, providing a joined-up support route for
learners that goes beyond one-off progression activities.
are delivered by UCL staff and students, and focus on the UCAS process,
supporting students that have the potential to progress to research-led
universities as they enter Year 13, with masterclasses, workshops and
mentoring. The scheme is being expanded in 2013 to include students from 10
different schools and colleges.