Alfred attended IntoUniversity Manchester North’s Community Open Day when the centre first opened in October 2018. Following this, he attended the centre’s first ever Primary Academic Support session in November the same year and has been a regular attendee ever since.
Alfred is an extremely dedicated and capable student. His parents wanted him to access support from IntoUniversity to open his mind up to new ideas, experiences and opportunities. When he first started coming to the centre, Alfred was quite quiet, but the centre team have seen him come out of his shell since he began working with IntoUniversity.
Alfred is now more confident interacting with other students and communicating with his Mentor, Han. Through IntoUniversity Alfred has been given the opportunity to explore where his interests could lead in the future and now aspires to pursue a degree in design engineering, combining his love of maths and art.
“I came to IntoUniversity to learn because I wanted to improve my grades in school. Since coming to IntoUniversity, I have learnt more about what university is like and I now really want to go on to study design engineering. In my mentoring meetings me and my Mentor have looked at potential courses I can study in the future.
IntoUniversity has helped me to understand questions that I could not understand before. The staff in Academic Support have helped me to learn more about difficult topics. Learning about subjects and careers in the classroom can sometimes be difficult, but visiting new places with IntoUniversity has given me a new learning experience. After going on trips to Jodrell Bank and the University of Manchester I have a better understanding of careers and university in the real world.”
IntoUniversity has given me some clues about loads of potential future careers I can do. I have learnt more about the subjects I have to learn to go to university and what it is like to be a design engineer, which I hope to become in the future. Me and my Mentor have spent mentoring sessions looking at design engineering courses and planned my future education pathway.