Brightside in the Media

Brightside is deeply involved in the national debate around education and social mobility, whether through our opinion and thought leadership pieces, or press coverage of our work.

Admit poorer students with three Cs, elite universities told (14/8/2017)

Coverage of Brightside and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) publication Where next for widening participation and fair access? in Times Higher Education.

How peer support can help disadvantaged young people succeed in further education (9/2/2017)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla calls for a new approach to improving social mobility in FE in Huffington Post.

Social mobility is one of the best investments banks can make (3/10/2016)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla writes about what employers seeking to diversify their workforce can learn from university outreach work in Huffington Post.

Veterans sign up to help troubled youths (21/8/2016)

Brightside Deputy Chief Executive talks about the qualities needed to be a good mentor on Sky News.

How to receive funding as a disadvantaged student (19/8/2016)

Brightside and Which? University provide advice on how to navigate the bursary system in Times Higher Education.

The case for a transparency revolution in bursaries (17/8/2016)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla writes about why information about university bursaries needs to be improved in WonkHE.

Do widening participation schemes work? Students share their stories (3/3/2016)

Interviews with Brightside mentees in a Times Higher Education article on effective widening participation schemes.

Don’t let social mobility fade out in the noise of university reform (16/11/2015)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla writes about how the government’s higher education reforms could affect disadvantaged students in The Guardian.

Tough WP targets will need a consistent and single-minded focus (2/11/2015)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla writes about why an independent regulator is essential for driving fair access in WonkHE.

Universities are reaching out – but some disadvantaged students remain hidden (29/9/2015)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla writes about why university outreach work needs more effective targeting in The Guardian.

Mentoring: a solution to educational inequality? (21/7/2015)

A profile of Brightside’s work and coverage of our Mentoring Awards in The Telegraph.

Why employers need to look past people’s backgrounds to find their true talents (27/5/2015)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla makes a business case for improving access to the professions in Huffington Post.

Rethinking careers support for young people (5/5/2015)

Brightside Chief Executive Anand Shukla writes about the urgent need for a new approach to schools careers advice in Huffington Post.

NHS mentors help jobless young people find work (6/1/2015)

A feature covering Brightside’s NHS Online Mentoring scheme exploring healthcare careers in The Guardian.