A look back at a busy Easter period for SMF students!

This Easter the SMF, with generous support from a number of employers and universities, held 27 events across seven cities. Overall, 751 students took part, with many making the most of SMF opportunities, and attending more than one event! We hosted university visits spanning the length of the country, from Bristol to St Andrews and […]

Kick-starting the SMF mentoring programme in 2018

Next month will see the launch of the 2018 mentoring programme, when all of our new SMF sixth-form students will be introduced to their e-mentor. SMF e-mentors support students by giving them the opportunity to have a 1:1 relationship with someone who is working in the job or sector they too hope to enter. Mentors […]

The SMF in Liverpool

The SMF is delighted to announce the opening of our newest office in Liverpool. Having supported students from Merseyside initially from our London office, and over the last four years from our base in Manchester, the SMF now has a dedicated team in Liverpool to increase the depth and breadth of support we can provide […]

Mentoring with the SMF – can you help spread the word?

One of the four pillars of the Aspiring Professionals Programme is the sustained support young people receive from a mentor. Each student is matched to a professional who works in the sector or job that their mentee aspires to enter. The conversations between young people and their mentors are often the first opportunity they will […]

Sasha’s experience of the Aspiring Professionals Programme

Applying for the Social Mobility Foundation’s Aspiring Professionals Programme is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The events that I’ve attended this year have developed my confidence and given me the opportunity to meet so many other young people like myself. Before joining the programme I was extremely shy and I was reluctant […]

A look at what SMF students have achieved this year!

The increasingly shorter days have brought a close to another jam-packed summer and October half term for the SMF. More than 700 of our students participated in work experience across the UK, either in their home cities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle, or through residentials, which brought students from all across […]

Welcoming 2017’s volunteer mentors

With the start of the 2017 mentoring cycle fast-approaching, we have been busy meeting new mentors at our launch events in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester. The launch events are designed to welcome new mentors onto the programme, and equip them with the knowledge they need before embarking on their mentoring relationship. Mentors […]

One +1 work experience campaign

Last year saw the launch of One +1, our work experience campaign to encourage those offering work experience to young people they know to ‘match’ their offer with another for a young person supported by the SMF. The campaign targeted four key professional sectors: Engineering, Finance, Science and Medicine. After a successful campaign, which saw […]

SMF Alumni Spotlight: Bukola and BDO LLP

Each year, Social Mobility Foundation students progress from university to careers with a wide range of top employers across the country. Our alumni network is an integral part of what we do, helping professionals to connect to others in their sector from similar backgrounds, enhance their skills and raise awareness of the SMF in their […]

Student stories

Students on the SMF programme gain a wide range of exciting experiences, either in their home city or through one of the residentials. We asked three of our students to share some of their experiences with you: Felicity, Politics Being a member of the Social Mobility Foundation has opened up many doors for me, and […]

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