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Academic Development Directorate

Secondary School Mentoring at SOAS

SOAS student ambassadors are trained mentors and are available to mentor individual school or college students or small groups.  Mentoring usually lasts a term or longer, for students in Year 9, 10 and 11, and can be subject-specific or focussed on general study skills and applying to university. 

Through mentoring opportunities we aim to equip mentees with improved study skills, and to raise their academic attainment and future aspirations.

Please see below for an example of a previous mentoring project:

Bengali mentoring - Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School 

In this project, a SOAS student studying Bengali as part of her degree (as well as being a heritage Bangla speaker) worked with a group of students at EGA entered for their Bengali GCSEs with the aim of: 

  • Providing on-going targeted support for students learning Bengali
  • Participants meeting university students from similar backgrounds to their own
  • Promoting the importance of community languages

The project contributed to an increase in the number of students gaining A*-C in GCSE Bengali at the school, and feedback included:

"[The mentor] has been great and the girls appreciate her help, hard work and support." - Teacher, EGA

Further enquiries

Enquiries regarding mentoring should be directed to:

Sarah Tucker (for South and East London)
st47@soas.ac.uk

Paul Wiggins (for North and West London)
pw13@soas.ac.uk