New programme countdown!

A new school year is upon us – here is what you need to know…

Choose your mentoring days

We would like to invite mentors to sign-up to Maths and/or English sessions as per the below dates. Our annual minimum is 3 sessions, however the more you can make, the more beneficial it is for all. Please note that these dates are subject to change:

English sessions

  1. 11 November 2017
  2. 18 November 2017
  3. 2 December 2017
  4. 3 February 2018
  5. 3 March 2018
  6. 17 March 2018
  7. 28 April 2018
  8. 12 May 2018
  9. 19 May 2018
  10. 2 June 2018

Maths sessions

  1. 11 November 2017
  2. 25 November 2017
  3. 9 December 2017
  4. 27 January 2018
  5. 24 February 2018
  6. 10 March 2018
  7. 24 March 2018
  8. 21 April 2018
  9. 5 May 2018
  10. 19 May 2018
  11. 26 May 2018
  12. 9 June 2018

More details and sign-ups for any of these dates are here

Find us a few more mentors

The more mentors we have, the more personalised we can make our programmes. Do you know a friend, family member or colleague that may like to becoming a mentor?

Suggest a guest speaker or workshop

Whether you are a Hollywood A-lister like Riz Ahmed (pictured left), a representative of LinkedIn or SnapChat, a London professional with an interesting job, or have a personal journey to tell – we would love to have you as a guest speaker. Spend 20 mins to 1 hour telling our students more about your career or story or even run an interactive workshop. Contact us for more information.

Next supporters event

Thanks to our friends at Medestai we have arranged 25 FREE tickets for a private viewing of ‘Mexican Magical Realism‘ followed by a private space at Royal Oak Pub:

  • Date – 2 November 2017
  • Time – 6-8pm
  • Venue – 67 York Street Gallery (directions here)
  • What’s it about – casual meet-up at the gallery from 6-8pm followed by a drink and a snack at the adjacent Royal Oak Pub from 8-9pm
  • Sign up here (limited space)

Recommend a Big Give donor

From the 28 November to the 1 December we have to raise £15k in online donations in order to have our donations matched by The Big Give. This is our main fundraising time of the year, without this online campaign our Spring programme will be less sessions with less activities.

£10 to £1000 has an impact:

  • £10 – the cost of breakfast and lunch for one student
  • £25 – the cost per hour of designing and delivering our curriculum
  • £50 – the cost per student for their annual graduation
  • £250 – the cost of tech and printing per student
  • £500 – the direct cost per student for a minimum length programme
  • £1000 – the all-inlcuded cost per student for a full programme

Join the conversation

We have tried a few platforms over the years including GooglePlus, Slack, Band, but we have decided to simplify to LinkedIn for all non-email conversations. Please help us be being part of the conversation here:

Supporters public group – Join here

For all supporter news:

  • Newsletters
  • Fundraising
  • Relevant articles

Mentors private group – Join here

For all mentor specific updates:
  • Mentor networking
  • Mentor blogs
  • Mentor socials & meet-ups
  • Session updates
  • Session feedback

Alumni private group – Join here

For all alumni specific updates:
  • Alumni networking
  • Alumni blogs
  • Alumni socials & meet-ups
  • Ambassador updates
  • Ambassador feedback

October / November calendar



For more mentor opportunities…

Interested in more details on academic mentoring, career mentoring, hosting a work shadow, recommending a sponsor and finding out about our NEW mentor badges…read more here…