The schools have been working with undergraduate mentors from Aston since last year on developing their own projects and these are being presented at two Celebration Days on 6 and 7 July.
The Junior University programme is run by the education charity The Transformation Trust in partnership with Which? University and is committed to opening the doors of opportunity to young people across the country.
The initiative works with schools in disadvantaged areas, offering pupils opportunities and experiences that help them to develop their skills, build confidence and raise their aspirations. Junior University aims to engage school pupils before they decide on the subjects they want to study at A Level and provide them with information on the range of subjects available and the benefits of going on to university.
Undergraduates talking part gain valuable feedback on the projects they propose for the students to develop as well as hands-on experience of leading project-based work in a school environment.
The schools taking part are Ark St Albans Academy at Highgate; Yardley’s School, Tyseley; Holte School, Lozells; Great Barr School, Great Barr; St Edmund Campion, Erdington; Cockshut Hill Technology College, Yardley and Saltley Academy and Al-Hijrah School, both in Bordesley Green.
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