Case Studies


SadiyaIntoUniversity student Sadiya registered at the centre at the age of 14, unable to speak a word of English.  She quickly became a regular attendee at our after-school Academic Support sessions, which provide a learning space in which young people can receive support with their schoolwork.  We supported her through her GCSEs and A Levels and paired her with a university mentor. Sadiya joined us on a number of FOCUS activities including a City Learning FOCUS week which inspired her to successfully complete her Business degree at university.

We have also supported Sadiya’s two brothers and 3 sisters for many years on the IntoUniversity programme, and her mother through the Communicate Adult Learning programme.

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Ayisha is an IntoUniversity studentAyisha started coming to The ClementJames Centre for support at the age of 11.  She regularly attended Academic Support and joined us on a number of experiential learning activities including a trip to Belgium.  She was supported through her GCSEs and A Levels and having shown an interest in Law was paired with a graduate mentor.  Ayisha has now graduated from Warwick University with a 1st Class degree in Law and Sociology and has started a new training contract with global law firm DLA Piper. Ayisha has been a trustee of The ClementJames Centre since 2008.  Her mother has been supported through the Centre’s IntoWork programme and her sister attends the IntoUniversity programme.

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Communicate student Eva joined the IELTS course in September 2009 in order to improve her chances of getting into university.  In July 2010, Eva scored a 7.5 Band in the IELTS exam and secured a place at Queen Mary, University of London to study Spanish & Business.

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