Marco Alidoro

We recently invited our current RO students to ask a previous RO student, Marco, any questions they had about taking part in the programme. Marco was a cohort 5 Realising Opportunities student and successfully passed the programme, staring his degree at one of our RO partner universities. Alongside his current studies, Marco is working with some of our cohort 7 students as a dedicated ementor....

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Jade Montagna

This summer I went to China for 3 weeks. I spent the first two weeks teaching English to adults in Maoming. I found it really rewarding to see my students’ English and confidence improve towards the end of the programme. However, the experience also allowed me to develop. I had very limited teaching experience and I had never been in charge of a large group...

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Tara Broadhurst

On 14th October, a reception was held at the House of Commons for students and staff alike from the universities involved with Realising Opportunities. It was a chance to hear from the founders of Realising Opportunities about how the programme started and their goal of encouraging students to progress to research intensive universities. It was also a chance to hear from past students about how...

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Zain Hameed

This year I have had the tremendous privilege of being an RO mentor for 7 very capable sixth form students. Over the 10 month period I have engaged in countless hours of online conversations, tasks and activities such as Skills4Uni, all in order to provide advice and guidance to ensure each of my Mentees are coping well with their A levels, and as prepared as...

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