Social Inclusion program day – Essay Writing

Last Friday the 27th of July thirty students from Granville Boys and Miller Technology high schools came to campus for their last mentoring session. The students met their volunteer mentors at 10am, heading to Fisher library for a full day of working on their major essays (interrupted only by a short break to refuel with some pide). The students and mentors have been working together for a total of five sessions now (some relationships have sustained three topic changes, thanks to the patience of our mentors!). The students are kept with the same mentors to assist the building of strong relationships, and many students and mentors keep in contact via email between visits to sustain the academic relationship. For the high school students, the academic relationship with their university mentor may be the only relationship they form with a university student during their school experience. This is important in opening up the possible future opportunities these students perceive are available to them.
Most students are well into the process of writing their essays now, which will be submitted in the next fortnight. Followed by an presentation day in the end of August.
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More to come!