Oriel Joins Forces with Generating Genius to Support Future STEM Leaders

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22 November, 2021

Oriel will work with Generating Genius on their STEMatOxford Uni Genius programme, which aims to help Year 12 A-Level students from African and Caribbean backgrounds to learn about the Oxford admissions process and develop key skills to thrive in the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

In this year-long partnership, Oriel will work with a cohort of thirty black heritage students from low income backgrounds, providing advice and insight into the Oxford application process and supporting them throughout the academic year.

Oriel will hold five events between November 2021 and October 2022, beginning with a virtual event that will provide students with an overview of the Oxford application process, an explanation of the collegiate system and advice on how to select a college. A mix of virtual and in-person events will be hosted by Oriel throughout the year, including a college tour and interview and personal statement workshops. Participants will also receive mentoring from Oxford students and alumni.

Since it launched in 2004, Generating Genius has been working with Black African and Caribbean students from low-income households to help them get into top universities to pursue STEM degrees and go on to brilliant careers across a range of industries. Alongside their partnerships with educational institutions, they partner with STEM industries to provide work experience and company insight days for Generating Genius participants to help them discover what career might be right for them.

Through its engagement with and development of talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, Generating Genius aims to help narrow the diversity gap that has existed for so long in the STEM industries. Oriel is delighted to be able to work with them in this endeavour.

Find out more about Generating Genius: https://generatinggenius.org.uk/