Something holding you back?

Something holding you back?

Momentum is an award winning programme run by the University of Brighton supporting black and minority ethnic or disabled students as well as those lacking in confidence. The programme operates at all of the university’s Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings campuses.

Eligible students can team up with an experienced professional, to help boost their confidence, and prepare for a career.

We’d like to hear from all eligible students interested in joining the programme this year (starting October 2015).

Fay and Ven

Fay Fellows, Student Programme Officer at Pestalozzi International Village near Battle, volunteered to mentor Ven Fitchett who is studying Applied Social Science BA (Hons) at the University of Brighton’s Hastings campus, as part of the award winning Momentum programme. The programme is run by the university to support black and minority ethnic or disabled students as well as those lacking in confidence.

Together, they collected the Roffey Park Award for Momentum Partnership of the Year (Hastings and Eastbourne campuses).

Ven applied to the Momentum programme during her second year. She said: “I was quite excited about meeting Fay because she already had experience of the plans and career options I am hoping to pursue. She helped me to have a positive mind set by helping me to see that I can achieve my goals and aspirations, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she used to advise and give me general support. With Fay’s help, this programme has helped to broaden my horizon with regards to future career plans. It has also helped me to grow as a person, and has increased my confidence as well as my grades.”

Fay said: “I really enjoyed meeting with Ven and I saw a big change in her over the year. She really gained confidence, her academic writing really improved, she really engaged with her course and it was a pleasure to see her flourish.  It was evident from the outset that she was very organised and hard-working, but I think that extra bit of support I could give really brought out her potential.”

To find out more and apply, go to the Careers Service website or email for further information.

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Rebecca Duffy • 02/10/2015

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