Aim Higher West Midlands | Social mobility | Widening participation

Teachers & advisors

Table of Contents

  1. Downloadable Resources
  2. Information Resources
    1. Essential Websites
    2. Exploring Careers
    3. Researching Courses
    4. Why HE?/Student Life
    5. Study/Life Skills
    6. Money Matters
    7. Disability Support

Downloadable Resources

Information Resources

A list of websites is given below, some of which are essential and others useful. Websites 1, 2 and 3 will be referred to regularly during your time as a mentor, so learning to navigate these sites early in the mentoring programme is advised.

Essential Websites

WEBSITE 1 - ESSENTIAL

This site hosts a comprehensive library of activities which mentors will find invaluable. It is split into two packs:

  • The Teacher's Pack contains material for students from Year 9 to Year 11 – can also be used/adapted for years 7 and 8
  • The Tutors' Pack contains material for students in Years 12 and 13.

It is strongly suggested that mentors familiarise themselves with this very practical classroom based resource. Please note that financial information will need to be checked and updated where necessary.

WEBSITE 2 - ESSENTIAL

Here you can download copies of this manual, and access the detailed learner engagement plans and activities for year groups 7 to 13.

WEBSITE 3 - ESSENTIAL

This is the site mentors will use for any communication outside of the school environment. Here mentors can select from over 100 online activities for their mentees (learners) to carry out – this could be independently or with the mentor present. Login details will be given to mentors during their training.

Other Generic Sites

Other generic sites include:

Exploring Careers

Researching Courses

Why HE?/Student Life

Study/Life Skills

Money Matters

Support for disabled students and care leavers

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