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On 23 January 2014, a group of UCL undergraduates and postgraduates met with sixth-form students at the UCL Academy – a non-selective, mixed state school in Swiss Cottage, which is sponsored by UCL.
The meeting is the first step in a new mentoring scheme that pairs academy students with UCL students who share similar academic interests, so that they gain an insight into all aspects of university life.
The mentors and mentees communicate each week through a secure online platform provided by educational charity the Brightside Trust and will have a face-to-face meeting each month.
On the day, several UCL students and their sixth-form mentees spoke to us about their hopes for the scheme…
Interviews by Ben Stevens, Content Producer (Editor) in UCL Communications and Marketing.
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