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National Mentoring Day: Inspirational Volunteers

25 Oct 2019
Alison Langley and her son Ryan explain why they are passionate about their roles as Brightside Mentors for National Mentoring Day.

The power of online mentoring

24 Oct 2019
Brightside's CEO Anand Shukla explains the importance of online mentoring for today's generation of young people.

Five lessons from our impact audit

06 Jun 2019
Brightside Head of Finance Rachel Pigott describes how an external analysis of our evaluation data is helping us to achieve our charitable mission to help young people.

How Moodle helps Brightside to deliver responsive, innovative e-learning projects

15 May 2019
Brightside Content Editor Mark Taylor describes our newest e-learning projects and how free, open-source software helps us innovate efficiently.

Theory of Change workshop

17 Apr 2019
Sign up for our workshop on how to develop a Theory of Change for Access and Participation Plans on Friday 17th May in London.

Working with FE colleges

10 Apr 2019
Brightside Project Manager Tom Greenidge describes the launch of our mentoring project with Pathways at Northampton College, and shares advice on the best ways to get FE students onboard and engaged with projects.

New partnership to help young people build essential skills

20 Mar 2019
We’re excited to be joining the Skills Builder Partnership, which brings together educators, employers and other skills-building organisations around a common language and approach to help young people develop eight essential skills they need to succeed.

Brightside and the Gatsby Benchmarks

04 Mar 2019
For National Careers Week, Brightside Project Manager Chris Mattinson explains how our mentoring projects can help schools to meet the Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

Joint statement on the Evidence and Impact Exchange

28 Feb 2019
Brightside and other social mobility charities welcome the announcement of a new 'What Works Centre' to promote access, success and progression in higher education for underrepresented groups of students.

Joint statement by the Russell Group and social mobility charities on the dangers of a university funding cut

22 Feb 2019
Brightside has issued a joint statement with the Russell Group of universities and seven other charities about funding cuts and a cap on student numbers.

Effective impact evaluation begins with understanding the impact you need to have

20 Feb 2019
Our Head of External Affairs Paul Clarke shares lessons from developing Brightside’s Theory of Change, and how such an approach can help universities improve evaluation.

Bridge Group report into geographical inequality

12 Feb 2019
Brightside's online mentoring is featured as a means of tackling challenges to progression to higher education for disadvantaged young people in rural and coastal communities in new research from The Bridge Group.
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