Now in its third year, a record number of 13 students from the three local schools completed Stepping Stones in 2017. Sixth form students interested in going to university to study geography are provided with academic mentoring around the theme of globalisation during the spring term of Year 12. They are required to draft and write an essay to undergraduate standard including full referencing of their in-depth research. Dr Stephen Taylor, academic lead on Schools Liaison and Widening Participation for the School of Geography told the group that they should be very proud of their achievement as they were the best set of essays so far.
Mentors, who are all undergraduate students from the School of Geography, were praised and thanked by the school students for their time and support in helping them to complete the challenging programme. Our mentoring team this year comprised of geographers Aqeeb Akram, Hamida Begum, Anis Islam, Adil Hussain Yousaf, Shajiyah Begum and environmental scientist Mishma Abraham.