WP opportunities for LSE students

Want to make a difference to the lives of inner city school children? Then volunteer with Widening Participation!

Why join?
The Widening Participation (WP) team works with young people from under-represented backgrounds in London state schools to raise their aspirations, attainment, and to increase their awareness of their Higher Education options. LSE students have an integral role to play in WP projects as they act as inspiring role models, a source of information and support.

Benefits to LSE students include:

  • improving your transferable skills such as communication and time management
  • strengthening your CV / resume
  • giving back and getting involved in your local community
  • Undergraduate students will also have their participation recorded on their LSE Personal Development Aide Memoire (PDAM) record.  

Projects that LSE students can get involved in:

Student Tutors: Assisting pupils in a particular subject in the classroom environment. Tutoring runs for 9 weeks from January - March 2015.

Student Mentors: Sessions aimed at helping pupils think about their personal, social and academic development. The scheme runs for 9 weeks from January - March 2015. Previous experience working with young people is desirable. 

Student Ambassadors: Paid opportunities on a flexible basis. This is open to first and second year students only and include activities such as giving campus tours, and leading young people in focussed group work. 

Law Mentoring: LSE Law students can take part in face to face and e-mentoring programmes, providing advice and guidance to 16-18 year olds interested in pursuing a degree in law.

All roles are subject to completing training and a Disclosure and Barring Check.

For more information, please see the WP opportunities presentation| and WP opportunities leaflet|.

Before you apply

  • It is strongly recommended to come to an information session to understand the programmes in more depth before applying.
  • It is not possible to apply for both the Student Tutoring Scheme and the Mentoring Scheme as this would be too much of a demand on your time.
  • Please ensure that you have your timetable before you apply.

Upcoming information sessions

Please come along to one of our information sessions to lean more about our programmes prior to applying:

  • Tuesday 07/10/2014: 09.30 -10.30, CLM 6.02
  • Wednesday 08/10/2014: 16.30 -17.30, CLM 5.02
  • Thursday 09/10/2014: 13.30 -14.30, CLM 3.02
  • Friday 10/10/2014: 09.30 -10.30, NAB LG.01
  • Monday 13/10/2014: 11.30 -12.30, CLM 5.02
  • Tuesday 14/10/2014: 16.30 -17.30, CLM 5.02
  • Wednesday 15/10/2014: 12.30 – 13.30, CLM 6.02

Applications will be released shortly. In the meantime, please register your interest by emailing:

 

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