Despite the obvious barriers created by the spring lockdown and subsequent imposed restrictions to physical activities, the Outreach Office has been working hard to reach out to potential applicants at a time when access has never been so challenging.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outreach Office initiatives included a large programme of visits to secondary schools and colleges, students attending Trinity events, and several in-house residential programmes. Students from low socio-economic households, or areas where few people progress to higher education and are the cohorts that are likely to be some of the most impacted by the current situation and the groups the University is tasked with identifying, reaching, and engaging. As a result, Outreach will be required more than ever to ensure that students with potential are able to progress to higher education irrespective of their backgrounds. Therefore, following the cancellation of all in-person events, we are supporting a transition to online alternatives.
Trinity Remote Outreach 2020/21
Track To Trin
Track to Trin is an innovative, student-led pilot mentoring scheme for Black Year 12 students and set to launch in March.
Year 12 Mentoring Scheme 2021
Trinity Outreach will be launching a mentoring scheme for a small group of Year 12 students. This will consist of a blend of outreach-practitioner led sessions focused on informing and guiding students on the particulars of applying to university, whilst one-to-one sessions with carefully selected student mentors will boost their academic confidence and help to fill any gaps in their curriculum knowledge.
Women in Maths 2021 – Year 12 Online Programme
Christ’s and Trinity Colleges run an annual Women in Maths residential, a unique event for talented young women who want to study Mathematics, taking place in March each year.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event will take place through the spring of 2021 as a series of weekly sessions online.