"The programme had many helpful aspects. During the first year, we focused on getting ourselves to know better, by identifying ourstrengths and weaknesses and picturing our future life or things we could do after school.
This had shown me in which fields I had to improve in order to achieve what I wanted. I acctually studied more than before (wasn't too hard to do so) and showed more interest in the subjects I liked.
The second year focused on applying to universities. As I was one year ahead than most other participants, I had to write my Personal Staement duringthe module. We learned many tips and tricks which would improve our CV and/or personal statement and eventually I managed to write a nice paper.
I got into the university I wanted and am currently studying exactly what I wanted. The mentor meetings were in depth discussions over the group meetings and our personal progress. They helped me organise my life and plan ahead. I would recommend the programme to anyone, with or without plans for the future because you learn something abou yourself anyways, whihc helps you decide whether you are on the right track or not.
Apart from being helpful in planning your life, it is also very nice to be able to discuss problems with the mentors (not necessarily personal issues, but more like school issues or worries about the future etc.)"