The Mullany Fund are a social mobility organisation based at Swansea University that run an e-Mentoring programme for young people to provide them with support on their studies, future career paths and, where appropriate, accessing higher education. The focus is on those with a broad interest in life sciences or those who know which career path they would like to pursue. We are a widening access charity so we prioritise students from less advantaged backgrounds. Students joining the scheme are from Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Merthyr, Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf! Since the beginning of the second phase of this Big Lottery (Community Fund) supported project, last April, over 400 young people have signed up.
Due to high demand, The Mullany Fund are currently trying to recruit more volunteer mentors, with a specialism in healthcare, to support their students.
If you are interested in supporting a young person, who might not be able to obtain support elsewhere, to reach their career goal, please do sign up to the next e-Mentoring session as a volunteer!
The next session runs from 20th May -19th July and, due to exams, will focus on recruitment on years 9 and 10 ( ie 14-16 year olds), but will also be open to older students.
Although this is a voluntary position the Mullany Fund very much hope that mentors will gain from the skills learned through their involvement, which may also contribute to their own continuing professional development. Awhich is three years in date by the end of the session ( ie latest acceptable be 19th July 2016) will be required, but if you don’t have one you can apply through the Mullany Fund, and they will cover the costs (instructions on how to do this will appear once registered).
You can sign up here!
You can also find out more about being a mentor, here!