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Year 10 Virtual Residential Pathway (South West & National)

All students in year 10, based inside and outside of the south west 

Applications are now closed.


You can find further information about the Year 10 Virtual Residential 2022, including the dates and programme structure, here

IMPORTANT: The two-week virtual residential is a compulsory component of this Exeter Scholars pathway, and a student will not be able to take part in the programme without participating in the virtual residential. However, there will be an additional opportunity for all students to join our post-16 pathway when they are in year 12. 

You can find the programme eligibility below:

Programme Eligibility:

In order to apply, you must meet the following general eligibility criteria:

  • You live in either Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, or Dorset
  • You are studying at a non-fee-paying school (state school)*
  • You are predicted a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above

PLUS

You must meet at least one of the following ten programme eligibility criteria:

  1. You live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by your home postcode**
  2. You live in a low-income neighbourhood as defined by home postcode**
  3. You are in receipt of free school meals***
  4. You are eligible for school bursaries***
  5. Your parents have not studied at university
  6. You are or have been living in care****
  7. You have caring responsibilities*****
  8. You have a disability
  9. You are an estranged student******
  10. You are a refugee or asylum seeker*******

NB: If you do not fulfil one of these ten eligibility criteria but you have experienced difficult family or individual circumstances that have affected your performance in exams and possibly the likelihood of you going to university, then we invite you to apply, and each case will be considered on an individual basis.

* If you are studying at a fee-paying school on a full scholarship or bursary, you are able to apply on this basis. Please note that we may ask for evidence of your full scholarship or bursary.
** If you are not sure then you can use our postcode eligibility checker to find out if your postcode qualifies. This will also be checked by the University of Exeter once
you have submitted your application
*** These statements will be verified with your school or college
**** Anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked-after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short. This care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as in residential care, foster care, kinship care, or looked after at home with a supervision requirement
***** Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
****** We define an estranged student as someone who does not have the support and approval of their family, and who often has no contact with their family at all. 
******* Defined as a student who has submitted a claim for asylum within the UK and is awaiting a response, who has Limited Leave to Remain in the UK, who has been awarded Humanitarian Protection or Refugee status in the UK, or who is the dependent family member of someone with one of these immigration statuses.

Programme Eligibility:

In order to apply, you must meet the following general eligibility criteria:

  • You do not live in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, or Dorset
  • You are studying at a non-fee-paying school (state school)*
  • You are predicted a minimum of 8 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above
  • You are of Black, Asian, or minority ethnic origin

PLUS

You must meet at least one of the following ten programme eligibility criteria:

  1. You live in a neighbourhood where a low percentage of young people progress to higher education as defined by your home postcode**
  2. You live in a low-income neighbourhood as defined by home postcode**
  3. You are in receipt of free school meals***
  4. You are eligible for school bursaries***
  5. Your parents have not studied at university
  6. You are or have been living in care****
  7. You have caring responsibilities*****
  8. You have a disability
  9. You are an estranged student******
  10. You are a refugee or asylum seeker*******

NB: If you do not fulfil one of these ten eligibility criteria but you have experienced difficult family or individual circumstances that have affected your performance in exams and possibly the likelihood of you going to university, then we invite you to apply, and each case will be considered on an individual basis.

* If you are studying at a fee-paying school on a full scholarship or bursary, you are able to apply on this basis. Please note that we may ask for evidence of your full scholarship or bursary.
** If you are not sure then you can use our postcode eligibility checker to find out if your postcode qualifies. This will also be checked by the University of Exeter once you have submitted your application

*** These statements will be verified with your school or college
**** Anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked-after background at any stage of their life, no matter how short. This care may have been provided in one of many different settings, such as in residential care, foster care, kinship care, or looked after at home with a supervision requirement
***** Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.
****** We define an estranged student as someone who does not have the support and approval of their family, and who often has no contact with their family at all. 
******* Defined as a student who has submitted a claim for asylum within the UK and is awaiting a response, who has Limited Leave to Remain in the UK, who has been awarded Humanitarian Protection or Refugee status in the UK, or who is the dependent family member of someone with one of these immigration statuses.