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UCL Student Mentor application form 2013-2014

UCL Mentoring Programme 2013-2014: Application Form

UCL Mentoring Programme 2013-2014: Application Form

About you








Our mentoring programmes

Year 9 and 10 Mentoring Programme

Our Year 9 and 10 programme seeks to raise the attainment of high achieving young people in secondary schools across London. By providing one-to-one support we hope to enable pupils to develop the attitudes, skills and confidence they need to succeed at GCSE. Mentors will help mentees with their current school work and set realistic targets for their mentee to achieve over the year.

 

Year 12 Mentoring Programme

Our Year 12 programme aims to maximise the potential of gifted A Level students, by stretching them academically during their first year at college. This programme will help mentees develop the necessary research and analytical skills required for academic study, as well as gain an insight into what higher education has to offer. UCL mentors will work with small groups of students, and meet with their group regularly throughout one academic year. Mentors will be expected to devise short subject-specific seminars for their small group which willl push students to think outside of their A Level syllabus.  

City and Islington College Mentoring Programme

Our City and Islington College programme supports Year 12 and 13 students through small group mentoring. UCL mentors would provide some academic support and guidance about A level coursework, as well as sharing the benefit of their experience to help with choosing and applying to university.


You can choose more than one option.
Previous experience of mentoring



Application questions

We would like to hear more about why you are interested in joining the UCL Mentoring Programme and what skills and experience you believe you could bring to the role. We understand that not all applicants will have experience of working with young people or volunteering in general. If this is the case for you, please use question 2 and 3 to explain why you are interested in gaining experience in both of these areas.

Please complete the following three questions as fully as possible. (Maximum of 200 words per question)




References

Please provide contact details for at least one referee to support your application to join the UCL Mentoring Programme. Your referee(s) should know you well and come from current or previous employment, voluntary work or academic studies. We are unable to accept references from family members or friends.

Referee 1





Referee 2





Information and Interview Dates

We would like to invite you to an Information and Interview session to explain more about the scheme and to discuss placements with you in person.

Please indicate in preference order which date you would like to attend.

Attendance at one Information and Interview session is mandatory before placement. No further dates will be offered. 

We will be in touch shortly after the deadline for applications (9 October) to confirm your date and will endeavour as far as possible to give you your first choice. We recommend that you indicate at least two choices.




Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure)

Anyone working as a mentor through a UCL-run scheme must hold a current DBS/CRB disclosure applied for through UCL. Forms will be available at the Information and Interview sessions.

If you already hold a DBS/CRB disclosure applied for through UCL, due to previous experience as a tutor or mentor, or as a requirement of the subject you study (i.e. Medicine, Speech Sciences, Child Health etc), then you will not be required to apply again. Please bring your DBS/CRB with you to your Information and Interview session. (Returning mentors do not need to bring their DBS/CRB forms to the sessions)

If you hold a DBS/CRB disclosure that was applied for through another institute or organisation, then you will be required to apply for another one through UCL if you wish to become a mentor.

You can collect a DBS/CRB application form from the Front Lodge by the Main Gates of UCL on Gower Street, Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 4.30pm. Alternatively, you can pick up a DBS/CRB from our stand at the UCLU Welcome Fair or at a consultation meeting.

Please note that delays in application will mean delays in placing you as a mentor.

You will not be charged for making an application for a DBS/CRB disclosure through this scheme.


Thank you for completing this application form.

We will be in touch after the deadline on 9th October to invite you to an Information and Interview session.

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