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The Academic enrichment programme offers you the opportunity to take part in innovative activities that will help you excel in your post-16 studies.
The Academic enrichment programme offers you the opportunity to take part in innovative activities that will help you excel in your post-16 studies.

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This week The University of Manchester welcomes 100 high-potential sixth formers, from non-privileged backgrounds, onto campus as part of a brand new initiative to get local North West students into leading universities. The initiative is funded through the US Goldman Sachs Foundation and UK educational "do-tank" the Sutton Trust. Throughout its three years it will provide opportunities for 900 students to attend leading Universities.

1m programme to help non-privileged students

UK | Posted on July 18th, 2007

This week The University of Manchester welcomes 100 high-potential sixth formers, from non-privileged backgrounds, onto campus as part of a brand new initiative to get local North West students into leading universities.
The initiative is funded through the US Goldman Sachs Foundation and UK educational "do-tank" the Sutton Trust. Throughout its three years it will provide opportunities for 900 students to attend leading Universities.

The University of Manchester Academic Enrichment Programme consists of lectures by leading Manchester academics on the latest development in subjects such as genetics & biotechnology, nanotechnology, psychology and the global economy. Manchester has attracted 100 high-potential students from non-professional backgrounds or from families with little tradition of higher education from state schools across the North West.

The overall programme, which will cost about 1m, begins this week with a residential Summer School this week from Monday 16 July to Friday 20 July. Student will live in a University hall of residence and be guided by University student ambassadors - real students who are their mentors during the week.

The programme was set up following research which shows that young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds are less likely to progress into University and less likely to see the longer term benefits of taking on student debts. In light of this year's introduction of 3,000 tuition fees, it has also been found that more students are likely to want to attend their local University so that they can stay with their families to reduce costs and maintain local friendships.

Manchester was one of only three Universities funded for the programme in the UK because of its low progression rate to higher education.

Julian Skyrme, Head of Widening Participation in the University's Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development Division, said: "This programme will significantly extend opportunities for young people without a family tradition of entering university to enter leading institutions. Like many leading institutions, Manchester is an incredibly competitive institution for entry. However, this week will be all about equipping these talented young people with the skills, confidence and wherewithal to succeed in their journey into university."

Stephanie Bell-Rose, President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation, said: "In the most deprived areas of the city, within a short distance of University libraries, lecture halls and student residences, only one young person in ten actually ends up as an undergraduate. The Goldman Sachs Foundation is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Sutton Trust and The University of Manchester to help talented students realize their potential and acquire critical skills that they will need to succeed in a global society."

Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust, the educational charity which he set up in 1997 to help non-privileged children, said: "Over the life of the project we will be active in persuading the Government and other institutions to adopt the Academic Enrichment Programme model more widely across the education system.".

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