On 10th October 2015, ten students from Year 11 and 12 participated in the Urban Scholars scheme at Brunel University. Brunel offer the scheme with the aim of enhancing student academic performance, aspirations and life chances. It runs over five workshops across the year and students at Uxbridge High School thoroughly enjoyed their first event.
Brunel describe their programme as follows:
The Urban Scholars Scheme is an intervention programme, which aims to work through strong partnerships with local authorities, schools and parents to create challenging and enriching experiences for able and potentially able students who need additional opportunities to enhance their academic performance, self - confidence, critical thinking, team work and presentational skills.