We are delighted to announce the launch of a new access and outreach programme for UK Year 12 students: our British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Access Programme 2021!
In order to help improve representation of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students at top universities, Jesus College intends to support students from these backgrounds in making competitive applications to universities like Oxford. This online programme will include a variety of information sessions, panel discussions, application support sessions, Q&As, academic lectures and competitions. We will also offer spaces to teachers and parents/carers. It is being championed by digital influencer Ibz Mo, a graduate student at St Anne’s College, who will be the official spokesperson and face of the new project.
Who is the programme for?
This programme if for UK students and open to British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students and students of mixed race with Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage. Priority will be given to state school students coming from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, as judged by standard UCAS criteria, including postcode and school data. We have capacity for up to 500 Year 12 UK state school learners from British Bangladeshi and Pakistani backgrounds, plus their parents/carers, as well as up to 100 UK state school teachers supporting British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students.
The programme will launch on 17th February and activities will run regularly until mid-October 2021. For a full schedule of events, please view/download our draft schedule here.
How is the programme delivered?
This is an online programme, therefore, participants will require internet access and a PC or device to access online content.
The programme will be delivered using the Union Spaces platform. This is an online conferencing tool, with capacity for hosting live events and sharing video, text, and audio content. It is entirely secure, and everything posted will be moderated to ensure the safety of all participants.
We will use this site to host live events, post guidance films, run Q&As and share useful information. We also intend to create a ‘For Parents/Guardians’ mini-site (with live Q&A) including information in South Asian languages.
Covid-19 restrictions permitting, we also hope to offer an in-Oxford component later in the programme.
How do I to apply?
Applications are now closed
Please contact Dr Matt Williams on email@example.com if you have any questions about the programme. For any issues with the application form, please contact Ms Shelley Knowles on firstname.lastname@example.org.