Russell Group and Oxbridge Forum
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Under the leadership of Vice Principal Jane Franklin our Russell Group forum work closely with able students to help raise attainment and aspirations, and to provide careers IAG.
The key reason why too few students from disadvantaged backgrounds apply to leading universities is that they are not achieving the right grades in the right subjects. We challenge that and ensure our students have the best possible opportunities.
This forum not only is committed to raising the attainment of our students but also their aspirations.
We do this in a variety of proactive ways, including:
*Providing continuing professional development for teachers
*Delivering academic support through mentoring
*Personalised one-to-one guidance in writing personal statements and applying to leading UK universities
*Direct links with university Admissions Tutors
*Individual support and help with preparation for specialist HE entrance tests, including LNAT, BMAT, UKCAT & TSA
*Shadowing and mentoring schemes
*Accompanied university visits to Russell Group universities
*Inspirational guest speakers
*Support with Extended Projects
Here are some of our recent news items of how the forum has been successful so far.