Our Futures programme supports and inspires sixth form students from low-income communities to make informed decisions about studying at university. We focus on helping them understand which university is right for them, how they will get there, and give them the confidence to make the most ambitious choices.
The programme is for young people from groups traditionally under-represented at university. This includes pupils with parents who have not attended university, or those who have claimed Free School Meals. These young people have the academic potential to go to university but may lack the confidence, knowledge or support to get there.
Teach First gives young people access to opportunities that will help inform their decisions, including university day trips and a four day residential Easter School at either the University of Oxford or Cambridge. We also match them with a mentor who will guide them through the process of making a well-informed and high-quality university application. For more information or to find out if your school is eligible,
please email the team.
Become a Futures mentor
Young people from low-income families are more than three times less likely to go to a high-tariff university than their more advantaged peers. Having someone to guide and support them can help them achieve their potential and fulfil their aspirations.
We’re currently looking for enthusiastic, caring individuals with a genuine interest in supporting young people to become Futures Mentors. You will guide and support two sixth-form pupils to make choices about their future so they can make high-quality, well-informed university applications.
As a mentor you will:
- Spend time working with two inspirational young people from your area.
- Develop your own coaching, communication and organisation skills.
- Have a rewarding experience helping to address inequality in education.
To apply, complete the application form before 24 April.
The Futures programme's Principal Partner is the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation. The programme is also supported by Prudential, Barclays, City of London Corporation, University of Cambridge, Mishcon de Reya and the AKO Foundation.