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The RO Programme

The structured and interactive Realising Opportunities (RO) Programme will help you develop your academic skills, improve your awareness of higher education and knowledge of how to apply to university. It will also give you increased access to the RO universities through events and activities.

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Local Launch: Students on the programme will attend a Launch Event at the University of Warwick with their parents/carers and teachers. This session will fully introduce the student to the programme and will offer an opportunity to explore campus and meet current students.

Ementoring: Each student is matched to a current student at one of the RO universities. Ementoring offers support, advice and guidance throughout the Programme.

National Student Conference: The event is attended by RO students from across the country. Students get to meet their ementor, attend skills based workshops and meet representatives from all the RO universities.

Skills4uni: This online study module and test helps to develop key academic skills that will be useful in both A-level work and at university.

Academic Element: The Academic Element demonstrates students have the ability to complete an independent piece of research. It is made up of either the EPQ or the RO Academic Assignment.

Events and Activities: Students have access to events and activities at all of the RO universities around the country as well as residential opportunities. The University of Warwick will offer throughout the year a variety of sessions such as

• UCAS and Personal Statement sessions
• Interview Skills Sessions
• Subject specific taster sessions
• Academic insight sessions
• Life skills and funding sessions
• Summer Schools

Access to Professions: RO provides lots of great ways to find out more about professions and career options from meeting employers at the National Student Conference to following a dedicated coaching programme online.