Nine students from North Liverpool Academy have successful completed the University of Liverpool Future Scholars programme, which involves a range of activities aimed at supporting talented students in their entry into higher education and preparing them for university.
The programme involved application guidance masterclasses, lectures and academic key skills workshops, culminating in students completing an academic assignment of 2000 words.
Students are now in receipt of a reduced offer by 2 grades, and if they meet this offer and choose to study at the University of Liverpool, will receive the Scholars Award, a bursary of up to £3,000 per year.
All nine students reflected on the programme:
Zhanan Ao – Future Scholars has helped me decide which pathway to follow into Higher Education; the mentor programme meant I could explore different options with someone already at University which helped me decide on the science I want to pursue. I want to study Physics at University.
Abiramy Chellappah – The Reduced Offer as part of the programme has developed my confidence that I will be accepted on the University course of my choice. I want to study Actuarial Science at the University of Liverpool.
Michael Hardy – Future Scholars developed skills I need for University which are not taught in school, such as referencing skills for academic essays. Social benefits included participation in events with Scholars from other schools, such as music concerts. I want to study Physics at the University of Liverpool.
Matthew Hughes – Participating in Future Scholars developed essay writing skills and independent research skills. Support from a mentor helped me develop my critical understanding and response to academic feedback. I want to study Law at the University of Liverpool.
Jessica Parker – Future Scholars has made the course I want to study at University more achievable through the reduced offer system, and has made me more determined to study at University and within the city. I want to study Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool.
Gowritharan Sivalingam – I developed essay writing skills which will assist me in my A Level Biology this year. I want to study Chemistry at University.
Ting Wang – Future Scholars has helped me develop research skills in order to complete academic assignments, and the support of a mentor meant I had a critical friend to assist me in essay writing. I want to study Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool.
Lauren Moore-Williams – Future Scholars has helped me secure a place at University, and developed my confidence in my own ability through mentor support with essay writing and research skills. I want to study Physics at the University of Liverpool.
Ibrahim Ahmed – Future Scholars has meant I have a firm reduced offer from the University of Liverpool meaning my next step within Higher Education is more secure. I want to study Maths at University.