• Catherine Young

EPQ mentoring opportunity for 6th form students (Yr 12 - 13)


This programme will match you with a mentor who will offer advice and guidance on completing the research and writing of your EPQ. By the end of the programme, we hope you will feel confident about your project.


Please check the eligibility criteria below.


Choose your own mentor!

You will be able to choose your University of Reading student mentor. The mentors have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. You will choose your own mentor based on your EPQ subject, your interests, and their academic background.


You will communicate with your mentor using a secure, 1:1 messaging system on our website and/or app. Your mentor will help you find trusted information that answer questions you have and will support you in developing skills to succeed with your EPQ.

Learn more about it via this video:

To provide a few more details on how the programme will run, we’ve recorded to following short video: https://youtu.be/BruXL3jW1sA

Eligibility Criteria

The EPQ e-mentoring programme is designed to engage students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in Higher Education, or who are likely to face barriers to progressing to Higher Education, and we therefore prioritise applications from students who meet these criteria, as detailed below:


· In receipt of Free School Meals

· In care or a care leaver

· Those eligible for a contextualised offer (https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/what-offer-will-i-get.aspx)

· Those who attend targeted schools/colleges (https://www.studyhigher.ac.uk/teachers/)

· Those at schools invited to take part

To register your interest in the EPQ e-mentoring, you can complete our short online form: https://data.heat.ac.uk/event/apply/reading/uor-epq

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