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Bristol Scholars. New insights from leading thinkers 6: University of Bristol.

22 Aug 2017
Judith Squires, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at University of Bristol, discuses some of the opportunities and challenges of working with local schools.

Good practices in fair access. New insights from leading thinkers 5: King’s College London.

21 Aug 2017
Anne-Marie Canning, Director of Widening Participation at King’s College London, shows how a Russell Group university can make substantial progress in delivering fair access.

Care leavers and their paths to higher education. New insights from leading thinkers 4: Become.

18 Aug 2017
Chloë Cockett, Policy and Research Manager at Become, considers children in care, who are often left out of the widening participation debate yet face enormous obstacles progressing to higher education.

A more radical approach to contextualised admissions. New insights from leading thinkers 3: Durham University.

17 Aug 2017
Vikki Boliver, Professor of Sociology; Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Social Policy; and Nadia Siddiqui, Assistant Professor (Research) at Durham University call for a more robust use of contextualised admissions.

Social capital in widening participation. New insights from leading thinkers 2: Brightside.

16 Aug 2017
Paul Clarke, Head of External Affairs at Brightside, considers the crucial importance of social capital in determining a student’s success.

We need more progress, more quickly. New insights from leading thinkers 1: OFFA.

15 Aug 2017
Following Brightside's joint publication with Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) of Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers, we will be publishing one essay a day from the collection over the coming weeks.

Where next for widening participation? New insights from leading thinkers.

14 Aug 2017
Brightside has collaborated with the Higher Education Policy Institute to publish a collection of essays by senior higher education figures entitled Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers.

Mentoring Awards winners!

07 Jul 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

04 Jul 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!

12 Jun 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.

Brightside in new Parliamentary social mobility report

17 Jan 2017
Based on evidence from numerous experts including Brightside, the ‘Class Ceiling’ report commissioned by the All Party-Parliamentary Group on Social Mobility highlights the impact of mentoring among other recommendations.
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