Whilst Rising Stars is aimed at improving social mobility it is an inclusive programme and we accept nominations for undergraduates of all backgrounds and disciplines. It could be that you are the first in your family to attend University, or perhaps you just don’t have the professional networks to go to for advice.
At Essex, student success is at the heart of our mission and we are dedicated to supporting each individual to experience a transformational education and achieve outstanding outcomes. We want you to go on a journey, to develop skills and insight into the world of work, understand what it takes to succeed, and build the confidence to achieve your goals.
There are 3 distinct stages to the programme: Prepare; Experience; and Achieve. You will be expected to commit to completing activities at each level based on your individual goals and aspirations.
- Prepare: You can't decide where to go or how to get there until you understand where you are now. We will help you to evaluate your skills, strengths and dreams for the future.
- Experience: Gain real industry know how through accessing exclusive employer experiences, insight and development opportunities. You will be invited to network with graduate employers and accomplished professionals to help develop your commercial awareness and unique skills profile.
- Achieve: Put your skills to the test in a mock assessment centre or mock interview with feedback to support your next steps. You will also create your own personal statement or elevator pitch to impress those all-important recruiters.
If you or someone you know could benefit from some support to make this happen, we want to hear from you.