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What is e-Mentoring?


Open Wide’s E-Mentoring is a FREE online mentoring scheme where current college and sixth form students are paired up with current Leeds Dental students for support and advice on applications and interviews for Dental School, as well as general university life. The scheme offers support and information much like regular mentoring, however communication is made through Brightside Journals, an online program and app for secure and anonymous web messaging, as opposed to face-to-face. 

Can I apply?

Open Wide does target students who are under-represented and meet the "WP" or "widening participation" criteria, however ANYONE CAN APPLY!


The "widening participation" criteria includes:

  1. Be from a household with an annual income of £25,000 or below or in receipt of 16-19 Bursary Fund or Discretionary Learner Support with an income threshold of £25,000, or in receipt of free school meals during your GCSE studies 

  2. Be in the first generation of your immediate family to go to university 

  3. Attend a school achieving below the national average at GCSE (Attainment 8 score) 

  4. Your only option is to attend a local university 

  5. Your studies have been disrupted by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life 

  6. You live in a geographical area with low progression to higher education (see our online postcode checker

  7. You live or grew up in public care

To apply, please click here.


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