YEAR 12 STEP UP TO SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 we have had to change how we work with schools/colleges and we are now offering more activities online and in schools/colleges.As it stands the Year 12 Step Up programme for 2021/22 will be an online programme with optional face to face activities. The online application form for students will open in January 2022. We are also working with Year 12/13 year groups in our target schools/colleges across south west Wales – please contact us by email if you would like to find out more about this.
What is Step Up to Swansea University?
The Step Up to Swansea University programme is a series of day events and a short residential at Swansea University aimed at Year 12 students completing the first year of a level 3 qualification in school or college in South West Wales (Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire) to experience life at university. Successful completion of the programme means that students are able to claim a tariff point reduction if applying for certain undergraduate courses at Swansea University.
Who can attend?
Individual students must apply for a place on the Step Up To Swansea University Programme. It is aimed at Year 12 and first year level 3 students from schools and colleges in South West Wales who have the ability to succeed but, because of family, personal or other circumstances are experiencing barriers which may prevent their progression to higher education (see application pack for further details).
Successful students will then be invited to a Welcome Event at Swansea University. Students are then able to attend a series of day events for example subject taster days, a well being day, and study skill days. These events run from January – June of Year 12 and they culminate in a residential experience held in July. Optional activities/events will be offered to students when they are in Year 13 for example mock interviews.
Expression of interest
Applications for the Step Up to Swansea University Programme open in January. To be notified when you are able to apply please fill out the form in the link. For further information phone 07922 000415 or Email
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