ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Interested in building your future in the thriving and ever changing digital sector?
Pathways to Coding is a new and exciting programme which looks to inspire and support students to explore a range of careers in the digital sector through building the essential technical skills and sector knowledge which will enable students to be successful. This is achieved through skills workshops, work experience and mentoring, as well providing opportunities to network with those already working in the sector.
The programme is a new and exciting project which launched in 2016 with generous support from our donors. Pathways to Coding has been established to widen access to the digital sector where there are major skill shortages in the fields of technology and coding. The programme aims to raise student’s aspirations and allow them to make informed decision about their future career.
Every Pathways to Coding Student will be offered:
Work experience placement in the digital sector
A programme of after-school and weekend events.
E-mentoring from undergraduate students in relevant disciplines
The chance to attend a residential packed with coding activities, talks, and networking opportunities
WHO CAN APPLY
Students applying to Pathways to Coding must meet the following criteria:
Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college
Be in Year 12 at the start of the programme
Have achieved 5 A – B grades at GCSE (with a minimum of 2 A* or A grades), including grades 9 – 6 in Mathematics and English
Live within a reasonable commuting distance of the university to which you are applying. If you are unsure whether you are living within a reasonable commuting distance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, we are looking for students who:
Would be the first generation in their family to attend university
Have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
Have attended schools with a lower than average progression to higher education, or a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals
Have parent(s)/guardian(s) who qualify for means-tested benefits
Have been looked after or in care