The Mullany Fund is recruiting more volunteer mentors studying or working in life sciences or healthcare

The Mullany Fund are a social mobility organisation based at Swansea University that run a Lottery funded e-Mentoring programme for young people to provide them with support on their studies and future career paths. The focus is on those with an interest in healthcare and life sciences. The Mullany Fund is a widening access charity priorising students from less advantaged backgrounds. Students joining the scheme are from south Wales.

The Mullany Fund is currently trying to recruit more volunteer mentors, who are studying or working in life sciences or 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 Mullany Fund’s next e-Mentoring session as a volunteer!

The next session runs from 27th January-3rd April and is open to all year groups from year 9. When you sign up via the registration form, you will be given the options of mentoring across three speciality areas. The Mullany Fund try and match these as closely as possible with the interests of the students who sign up, although you should be aware that sometimes students enrolled are at the point where they just need help to decide what they would like to do in the future. The Mullany Fund hope you can mentor up to three students, but let them know if you would like fewer students and they will ensure that, if you are matched, you are allocated only the number you agree to.

Although this is a voluntary position, the Mullany Fund very much hope that mentors gain from the skills that they learn through their involvement, which might contribute to your continuing professional development. You will need a DBS which is three years in date for the end of the session ( ie latest acceptable be 3rd April, 2017), but if you don’t have one you can apply through the Mullany Fund, who 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!

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View Feedback about the difference that the scheme has made so far to the young people who have been involved. Please feel free to circulate this to anybody who you think would be interested.