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What We Do

We make sure all young people can achieve
great things with our unique online mentoring

Why We Do It

We believe that talent, not background,
is the key to young people's success

How can we help you?

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Young People

I'm a young person thinking about my future.

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Mentors

I want to use my skills to mentor a young person.

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Work With Us

I want to run an online mentoring programme to help young people succeed.

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Enquiries

I want to find out more about how Brightside supports social mobility.

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Latest News

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We’re hiring!

July 14, 2017
We need talented and dedicated individuals to fill three vacancies and help us reach and support even more young people.

Mentoring Awards winners!

July 7, 2017
The winners of Brightside's Mentoring Awards have been announced at a prestigious ceremony in London. Based around the theme of 'connections', the winners' stories showcased some of the life-changing links that are made through online mentoring.

Welcome to our new website

July 4, 2017
Brightside is constantly growing and evolving. We are working with an increasingly diverse range of partners, using our expertise in online mentoring to connect ever more young people with inspirational role models, who help them to make confident and informed decisions about their future.

Brightside awards shortlist announced!

June 12, 2017
It’s been hard work going through over 100 inspiring entries we received, but we’re delighted to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Mentoring Awards.

Case Study

Access for Rural and Coastal Communities (ARCC)

Reports from Ofsted and the Social Mobility Commission show high levels of educational disadvantage and low rates of higher education (HE) progression in rural and coastal communities. This is partly due to young people in these communities not receiving as much university outreach work, and encountering a narrower range of careers than those in urban areas, resulting in limited aspirations and knowledge of higher education and professional careers. ARCC (Access for Rural and Coastal Communities) used the internet to connect young people in schools in Kent, Sussex and the Isle of Wight with online mentors who acted as role models and provided personalised advice and support about university and career pathways.

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Testimonial

Dr. Annalisa Alexander, Head of Outreach, Imperial College

I would definitely recommend online mentoring with Brightside to other universities. We have been continuously impressed by the innovation, service and most importantly the positive impact this scheme has had on our mentees. It is easy to use, easy to recruit for and is a compliment to the other widening participation activities that we run.

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