E-Mentoring for Science Careers

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The Social Mobility Foundation is looking for mentors to provide career advise to sixteen and seventeen year olds  

Do you work in a science discipline? Do you have the time to mentor a student on a one-to-one basis via email for a year? Location is unimportant. All you need is access to email and be keen to help out a sixteen or seventeen year old that is looking to go into a science-based career.

The scheme is run by the Social Mobility Foundation, which supports high achieving students from low income backgrounds into the top universities and professions. By volunteering your time as a mentor, you can support a 16-17 year old aspiring scientist through a key transitional year in their life. Mentors are a valuable resource for students to help them make informed decisions about their future, including career and university choices.  Mentors are matched with students primarily on the academic and career interests of the student.

The mentoring takes place mostly by email, and only requires around 15-30 minutes of your time per week for a year. Despite the small time commitment, your support could make a huge difference to one of our students. The programme begins in March 2013, so if you would like to volunteer to be a mentor, please contact zoe.plant@socialmobility.org.uk.

 For more information on the programme visit the Social Mobility Foundation website.