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We connect young people facing barriers with inspiring mentors

The least young people deserve is equal opportunities

Our mentors give them access and insight they can’t get at home or at school. Our mission is to connect more young people with inspiring role models to help them make confident and informed decisions about their future.

Mentee stories

Caitlin’s Story

My mentor was lovely; we bonded over our pets and that made me feel more connected to her. She made me feel calmer about applying via UCAS and the interviews process. It was so easy to talk to her because she’s not much older than me.

Rano’s Story

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer but I was concerned about the workload. My mentor was a working lawyer, so not only gave me advice about my UCAS application and interview questions, but also reassured me that you don’t need to overwork yourself to be successful. He told me about his personal experience of finding balance and saying no, and reminded me how important enjoying your free time is.

Aliza’s Story

Mentoring was so important for me, especially during a lockdown where you only see the people you already know. You get to connect with someone you’d never speak to outside of school and that’s really important because it forces you out of your comfort zone.

We turned to Brightside because they’re well known in the mentoring field for their online intervention. With their strong focus on safeguarding and their platform’s content library of study skills, they were exactly what we were looking for.

Education Liaison and Outreach Manager at Middlesex University

News and events

Introducing our new website

It’s the moment we’ve been eagerly awaiting for the last decade…it’s launch day for our new website!

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Catch our CEO Laura Gray speaking on a panel about supporting student access via the link below ⬇️

⌛️Deadline approaching⌛️

We're recruiting for a new board member!

If you can bring your expertise and experience to our brilliant and committed team, we'd love to hear from you.

More information about the opportunity here:

Apply by Thursday 5 May.

Delighted that Laura Gray, Chief Exec at @Bright_Tweets will be a panellist at our event next week. Join us for a discussion on how we can work together across the education sector to better support disadvantaged young people. 👇

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