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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how quickly I’ve taken to mentoring and how easy it’s been to incorporate into my life.”

A core pillar of the SMF’s Aspiring Professionals Programme is e-mentoring, where students are matched with a professional who works in the career or sector the student would like to enter. We asked one of our mentoring pairs, Catherine and Safah, about their first impressions of each other, and the programme. Here’s what they had […]

SMF: 2 years, 4 new offices & still growing!

At the beginnng of the year, the Social Mobility Commission’s Index ranked all areas in England from 1 to 324 on how good they are for social mobility; the top 20% of areas were ranked as social mobility ‘hot spots’ and the bottom 20% as ‘cold spots’. While 30 of London’s 32 boroughs are hot spots, three […]

Guiding our undergraduates to professional success

It has been a whirlwind of activity so far this year for our undergraduates. As we come to the mid-way point of the busy summer period, they are certainly dispelling any myths about work-shy students. With 12 events already under our belts, we have another 20 planned before the year is out. These cover everything […]

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