Have you ever wondered...is a social science the right course for me?
Preparing for Social Sciences is a programme of events for students in year 12-13, L3 Y1-2 and on access courses. It's delivered by our staff and current students and is designed to students who are from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in higher education. You'll get an insight into stuyding one or more of one of these subjects:
Applications for this programme will re-open in February 2021. If you have any questions in the meantime, please email us if you have any questions.
Am I eligible?
To take part in Preparing for Social Sciences, there are a few eligibility criteria you have to meet.
Participants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Live in Norfolk, north Suffolk (IP postcode) or Cambridgeshire (PE postcode)
- Be currently studying for a level 3 qualification. It is expected that students will be in the first year of study and will therefore be continuing with the qualification in the 2020/21 academic year
- Have the academic capability to achieve 5 GCSE between grades A*-C/9-4 (including English, Maths and Science).
Priority will be given to students who also meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Students from low participation neighbourhoods - POLAR Quintile 1 or 2. This may be checked here
- Students eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) within last 5 years
- Students currently in local authority care ('looked after') and students who have previously been in local authority care ('care leaver')
- Young carers and young adult carers - Young carers have caring responsibilities for a family member with any type of illness, disabiloty or addiction, who cannot manage without the young carer's support
- Estranged students - Students who are irreconcilabily estranged from their parents, meaning that they have not had verbal or writtern contact with any living biological or adoptive parents for a significant period, usally 12 months or more
- Students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
- Refugee and asylum seekers. Students with refugee status, and those seeking sanctuary
- Mature students. Prospective students aged 21 or over, with no previous university experience
- Students with a disability, including people with specific learning difficulties and mental health problems as defined by UCAS
- Black or Ethnic Minority students
- Students attending alternative or therapeutic education provision
If you're confident that you're eligible to apply, please complete the online application form.
Not sure if you're eligible or want more information? Please email email@example.com and chat to one of our team.