This residential is designed to increase the ambition and expectation of young boys from our African and Caribbean communities. The boys are given the opportunity to stay free of charge in university halls of residence and take part in a fun-packed programme of events and activities over three day. This opens their minds to the possibility of studying at an HE institution and the opportunities open to them. Activities include team-building and outdoor adventure, music technology workshops, inspirational speakers, aspirational workshops to meet black role models in professional careers, social events and sport. University Student Ambassadors work on the summer school to provide guidance, advice and inspiration to participants. We have taken part in this summer school for the past 10 years and have received extremely positive feedback from students. One of our ex-pupils who is also a UJIMA alumni now works on the programme as a positive role model.
This is a residential summer school which is specifically aimed at raising the aspirations of girls from our Asian Heritage communities. Participants experience university halls of residence as well as activities aimed at stimulating ambition and opening up opportunities which respecting cultures and traditions. Throughout the whole experience the participants were mentored by Student Ambassadors. Parents are invited to attend at presentation event on the final evening this summer school to see what their daughters have been involved in.
Quotes from previous Larkia Residentials...
‘I felt really confident and inspired to so something. I'm more productive and open to new opportunities. I'm really glad I came. Thank you for being so approachable and nice.’
‘I definitely want to go to university and also want to achieve something’