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UCL Transition Programme shortlisted for award

25 May 2011

The UCL Transition Programme is an innovative project that supports new UCL students in adapting to university life.


The programme is designed to assist first year students with the social, academic and personal issues that are specific to UCL. As part of the project, UCL students visit local schools as 'transition mentors' to run projects for young people.

As a result of this work, the Transition Programme has been shortlisted for a London Education Partnership Award, in the category 'Supporting Journeys'. This award is designed to recognise London education providers that provide excellent professional practice in student support.

The UCL Transition Manager, Marco Angelini, said: "The process of starting a degree is a defining time in a person's life, and how well that happens can have a significant impact throughout a student's time at university. The Transition Programme supports all new UCL students in adapting to university."

"The schools partnership award we have been nominated for gives UCL students the opportunity to share their experiences of making the transition to university, and to encourage others to do likewise. They have taken responsibility for inspiring young people in schools around London and can feel very proud of their achievement".

Image: UCL Students Ben Wilder (UCL SSEES) and Emily Esche (UCL Archaeology) in their roles as transition mentors.

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