My MCR mentor managed to get me on to the ‘Access to Primary Education’ course even though I did not have the minimum entry requirements. She knew I had the ability but had struggled with things at home during some of my education so missed parts. The course gave me an insight into the career I was keen on and also gave me an insight into university life. She also helped me with my UCAS and personal statement, which I had real difficulty with. If it weren’t for her I wouldn’t have got the offers I received.
“My mentor has helped me aim high in life.”
Earlier on in third year she also got me involved in the PX2 Motivational programme which at the time I wasn’t sure about as I had low self-esteem, but getting involved really built up my confidence. She was someone I could talk to when worried and by listening and talking she calmed me down and motivated me in the right direction. When I had doubts about my ability to pass subjects she believed in me and helped me get one on one-study sessions with teachers. Personally I think my mentor is a great individual who has helped me as a person gain confidence, succeed and aim high in life.