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The Cohort Programme

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The Cohort Programme
  • Pre 16

    Beginning with Years 9-11 the programme will take 15 young people per year group, per school.

    The programme will focus on:

    Character development

    Developing the resilience and core traits that help to deliver perseverance and success using personality-based work, looking at characteristics and working with others.

    For example:

    Year 10s attended a personality profiling day

    Speaking, listening and writing

    Developing communication skills that improve confidence through public speaking, debating and working with academics in university departments.

    For example:

    • Year 9s enjoyed a public speaking training day with the Speakers' Trust.

    Cultural capital

    Developing cultural awareness and understanding through visits to cultural heritage visits across Bristol and beyond.

    For example:

    • Year 9s visited UWE Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
    • Year 10s visited the University of Bristol and the Houses of Parliament.

    Parent/carer engagement

    Including meetings with South Bristol Youth and university staff, university visits, finance talks and celebration events for parents and carers.

    For example:

    • Parent/carer engagement event at @Bristol in the summer term

    Academic support mentoring

    This free mentoring programme is offered by West of England Mentoring to support students to put together a post-16 plan and prepare for a successful transition from Key Stage 4 to further education.

    Primarily aimed at Years 8-10 students, Year 11 students can also take advantage.

    This six session programme is delivered to a group of up to 20 students over approximately 12 weeks, covering two elements: business mentoring and peer mentoring.

    Future Quest can also provide the funding to develop your own plan.

    If you’re interested and want to find out more please email Future.Quest@uwe.ac.uk

  • Post 16

    At this level we’re focused on tailoring the programme to individuals and small groups with specific interests. We take 50 students from each college and post-16 centres, as well as smaller groups of 15 from schools.

    We’ve carried out character-profiling, seeing Julius Caesar at the Old Vic, visiting local universities and taking a boat trip to Underfall Yard.

    We also offer practical advice with information on university taster days and summer schools, finding work placements, 1-2-1 mentoring and UCAS advice and support.

    Wherever possible, we’re also removing financial barriers by helping with transport costs and registration fees, for example.

    We offer help preparing for university, providing theatre workshops at the Bristol Old Vic, developing life skills at the South Bristol Skills Academy, and providing interview and assessment preparation for the work place.

    Key strands of the programme include:

    Character development

    Developing resilience and the core traits that help to deliver perseverance and success using personality-based work, looking at characteristics and working with others.

    Speaking, listening and writing

    Developing communication skills to improve confidence, including public speaking, debating and working with academics in university departments.

    Cultural capital

    Developing cultural awareness and understanding through visits to cultural heritage sites across Bristol and beyond.

    For example:

    • Year 12s visits to the UWE Bristol and University of Bristol in the summer term

    Parent/carer engagement

    Including meetings with South Bristol Youth and university staff, university visits, finance talks and celebration events for parents and carers.

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the Future Quest programme please complete the form below or email Future.Quest@uwe.ac.uk

Please also select which programme or activities you’re interested in or select all.
 

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