Wisbech alumni urged to join programme boosting students' university chances
PUBLISHED: 12:39 04 January 2018
Former students of Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech are being urged to use their experience to boost current students' chances of going to university.
The initiative is run by the national education charity Future First and delivered by the Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach, which aims to increase the number of young people from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education by 2020.
Future First will help participating schools build alumni communities, bringing back former students with experience of higher education as role models so the current generation is more motivated, confident and equipped to go to university.
The charity will run workshops in each school and college helping to inspire students about the different courses available to them and enabling them to make a more informed decision about choosing the right university for them.
Future First is asking former students to volunteer their support at one of these workshops by sharing their story of university with current students.
To sign up visit https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/register