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 South Wales.
We are currently trying to recruit more volunteer online mentors, with specialisms in areas of health and life sciences, to support our 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 our next e-Mentoring session as a volunteer!
The next session runs from 28th September-4th December 2020. We will be open to all year groups from year 9, and anticipate a large number signing up for the autumn session. When you sign up via the registration form you will be given the options of mentoring across three speciality areas. We 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. We hope you can mentor up to three students, but just let us know if you would like fewer students and we will ensure that, if you are matched, you are allocated only the number you agree to.
Although this is a voluntary position we would very much hope that mentors could gain from the skills that they learn through their involvement which might contribute to their continuing professional development. You will need awhich is three years in date for the end of the session ( ie latest acceptable be 4th December 2016), but if you don’t have one you can apply through us, and we 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!
Further information is available on our website as to the impact our project has had so far.