Press and Policy

We have had coverage of our work in outlets including The Telegraph, The Guardian, Sky News and BBC News, and regularly contribute opinion pieces to the national and education sector press.

See some examples of Brightside in the press.

Research and policy >

Brightside’s mentoring has been highlighted as good practice in reports by Department for Education, House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Joint Select Committee and Universities UK among others.

See some examples of Brightside’s work cited in research and policy.

Our senior staff regularly speak at conferences run by organisations such as UCAS, Higher Education Policy Institute and Westminster Briefing. We are also active members of a number of policy groups including the Fair Education Alliance, Universities UK Social Mobility Practitioners Reference Group, National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) and Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) Strategic Advisory Committee on Teaching Excellence and Student Opportunity.

Brightside Chief Executive Laura Gray is available for media interviews and speaking slots. We also have a number of young people willing to speak about their own experiences of education issues.

Please contact or 0203 096 8120 to find out more.




Your mentor’s advice is some of the best, unbiased and helpful advice you’ll ever receive. She helped me decide which course to pick and I’m really glad I am where I am today. I’m studying nursing at University of Glasgow and I’ve been in several hospitals learning the ropes. I can't believe I'm already this far through the training. I've grown so much as a person since I started!