Physiological Society BAME Outreach Grant

Prize: Other distinction


We will target local schools with which we have established outreach connections as well as others in areas of lower socioeconomic status to identify approximately 20 BAME pupils in year 13 who would have the correct A Levels and GCSEs to enter Biomedical Sciences and Human Biology degrees both in QUB and further afield. After an initial virtual meeting we would pair pupils with BAME mentors who would share life experiences, careers advice and an afternoon of work shadowing experience for pupils and accompanying staff. Additionally, we will facilitate a ‘Breaking Barriers to Academia’ hands on experience giving these potential students a flavour for what life and study is like for undergraduates perusing Biomedical Sciences and Human Biology degrees (open day morning). Mentoring would continue virtually until the closing date for UCAS applications in Jan 2022. By including accompanying staff at all points in this process we will also be supporting the school with general careers advice which is accurate and up-to-date while ensuring that all activities are monitored appropriately to protect our mentors and pupils alike.