Our First Generation Summer School gives you the chance to explore the subjects on offer, experience university life and develop skills to succeed at university. There are a variety of taster workshops, information sessions, social events and networking activities to enjoy.
Delivered on the main Manchester campus, all costs of all food, accommodation and activities are covered by the University.
For those applying in Year 13 to the first cohort, an alternative pre-entry event will be offered during week commencing 3rd Sept 2018.
To get a insight into the Summer School and what to expect watch our short video above.
During the Summer School, you’ll make new friends with students from other colleges on the same cohort as you, and we’re keen to give you the opportunity to meet up again.
The development sessions give you this opportunity, while also having a focus on your personal development, and equipping you with some key skills to help you in your transition to university.
These opportunities are offered during Year 13, and continue when you get to Manchester Metropolitan University. The sessions occur about twice a term, and usually take place mid/late afternoon on Wednesdays. Some of the areas covered include resilience, finance and budgeting, and coping with exam stress.
Most sessions are also followed by the opportunity to socialise… and usually involve food!
The residential to London takes place at the end of your first year and gives you the chance to visit businesses and gain an insight into working in certain industries. It also gives you an opportunity to develop a range of contacts by networking with our alumni who work in the capital, get familiar with navigating London itself and enjoy a real confidence boost.
More information on the London Residential will be provided nearer the time, but all travel, accommodation and food costs are funded through the First Generation campaign.
In your second year, you’ll be matched with an industry mentor who’ll provide advice and guidance on your career direction and planning. They’ll share their contacts and insight into the world of work, allowing you to learn from their experience and knowledge.
As a First Generation Participant, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in paid part-time work for the University as an Ambassador for the First Generation scheme.
Working as an Ambassador allows you to support future students, while giving you the kind of experience and skills employers really value. We recruit students to work through our Jobs4students scheme, with a range of paid work experience opportunities that offer the flexibility to fit paid work around your other commitments and giving your CV a boost at the same time!