In2science mentors are placed in secondary school science and mathematics classes over a 10 week placement each semester.
In2science offers two delivery methods, in which mentors share their own experiences and motivations for studying at university, and help relate school work with real-world examples.
- opportunity to meet positive role models in science and maths;
- a new dimension and interest to study science and maths;
- additional support with work and more individual attention;
- improved oral communication skills by explaining to mentors tasks and thinking;
- improved academic performance though additional support and understanding;
- stimulation to go on to further education.
- free classroom assistance and support;
- more freedom to manage the learning environment;
- lessons can be more enjoyable and easier to handle;
- improved opportunities for oral work and efficient learning;
- opportunities for excursions to partner universities;
- opportunity to learn about university students and courses;
- opportunity to discuss the latest issues in science, engineering and mathematics;
- opportunity to establish links with university colleges/faculties of science and engineering.
Benefits for secondary science and maths students:
- become independent learners and improve study skills with the confidence to embrace their future and passion, regardless of location;
- have a greater appreciation for the problem solving skills that rely on science and maths in everyday life applications;
- have an increased awareness of the impact science and maths may have on their own future career aspirations;
- improve their own outcomes in science and maths;
- develop a greater appreciation and interest in studying science and maths subjects to year 12 and beyond.
- provide extra motivation for engaged students to continue performing well in science or mathematics;
- benefit from subject specialties of mentors;
- opportunities to further learn about university studies and courses;
- have the chance to discuss the latest issues in science;
- have the chance to gain some subject specific professional development;
- opportunities to make links with the university science faculties.
If you would like to be involved in the In2science program, please contact Joanna Oreo, In2science Program Manager.