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UTC Reading students win places on the Scholars Programme

Big congratulations to Rahima Begum, Marcus Doctrove, Jaleel Abbas and Frances Dresser for achieving a place on the University of Reading Scholars programme for Art & Design and Elisabeth Smith for achieving a place on the programme for Business.

The Reading Scholars programme aims to give Year 12 students a real taste of life as a university undergraduate, and to provide practical support as participants begin their Higher Education application process. Featuring input from leading academics and current undergraduate mentors, the programme will challenge participants academically and enhance current studies.

The programme takes place at the University of Reading's Whiteknights campus, and students will participate in four events throughout the academic year 2017-18. These will include master classes led by academics in their subject of choice, a Student Experience Day in February, a study skills session and finally a three day residential summer school in June 2018. All costs related to participation in the programme, including transport, lunch, refreshments and accommodation are covered in advance for participating students, who will also get to take part in a range of fun team-building and social events.

Students participating in the programme will have achieved at least five A* - C grades at GCSE and be on course to achieve good grades at A-Level or equivalent (i.e. BBB). Additionally, we will give priority to those students who have no parental experience of Higher Education and live in an identified postcode area.

Students who successfully take part in the Scholars programme who go on to apply for an undergraduate course at the University of Reading are guaranteed to receive either an invite to interview or a conditional offer. Applicants who go on to select the University of Reading as their firm choice institution are also eligible to apply for a £1000 Scholars bursary in their first year.

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