If your son or daughter has been invited to participate in the First-Generation Scholars Scheme then they will be invited to a range of events and activities at the University of Sussex, as well as having access to information, advice and guidance from university staff and current students.
We will work closely with your child's school to ensure that their studies are not affected by involvement in the scheme, but rather that their participation adds to their learning and gives them support and information about higher education.
Our team will offer activities to students from Year 7 to Year 13 and we hope to involve parents too by attending Parent's Evenings at your child's school or college and potentially the opportunity for parents to join their children in visiting the University of Sussex.
We recognise that if parents have not been to university themselves, they may not be able to answer all of the questions that their children have about university and so we hope to support you by offering our First-Generation Scholars advice and information plus a taster of university life. We hope to give an idea of what is it like to study at university or to live on campus, to explain the costs clearly, to give an idea of the career opportunities that can be opened up and to offer guidance on applying to higher education if that is what a student is interested in.
To find out more about Widening Participation at the University of Sussex, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.