Are you an undergraduate student looking to gain experience of working with secondary school children? If the answer's yes, you should consider volunteering for Junior University - a new national initiative coming to Leeds Trinity University in 2017.
What's Junior University?
Junior University is a new initiative for undergraduate students to give local Year 10 students a flavour of what university life is really like. Junior University is a partnership between education charity
The Transformation Trust and
Which? University. Leeds Trinity University is one of ten founding universities that are taking part across England, which will see 200-600 undergraduate students working with students from 50 secondary schools.
How can Leeds Trinity students get involved?
We are looking for undergraduate students who can volunteer their time to Junior University. Students will work in pairs to develop a project that sets Year 10 students with a task. This project should be based on your degree – if you're paired with someone on a different degree to yours, this gives you a chance to get even more creative with your project.
Once you have developed your project with your partner, you will deliver it to a small group of Year 10 students at a local school. This will take place during a number of sessions over the course of six hours – these will be interactive sessions that get students working on the tasks your project sets.
Junior University will culminate in a Celebration Day at Leeds Trinity University, during which the school students will get to present their work on the projects.
When will Junior University take place?
It is planned to run between February and May in 2017.
Volunteering with Junior University is your chance to make a real difference to Year 10 students who may not have even considered university as an option. You will work alongside students from local schools to give them the support, confidence and information they need to make the right decision for them – you might even open their eyes to something that could change the course of their life.
The experience will look brilliant on your CV, especially if you're working towards a career that will involve working with children.
What training and support is on offer?
The Transformation Trust will run a training day to introduce you to the Junior University, give you some hints and tips on engaging Year 10 students, and to give you a chance to get started on your projects. The Transformation Trust will also review your project and give you helpful hints and tips before you run it in a school. The Tranformation Trust will also run a Q&A session on 26 January 2017 at Leeds Trinity from 1pm to 2pm.
You will be part of a nationwide network, and have access to a LinkedIn group to allow you to connect with undergraduates from other universities taking part.
Register your interest today
Got a question? Contact Ethan Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0113 283 7368.