Bright Journals is Brightside’s pioneering ementoring programme for aspiring medical students and healthcare professionals. Launched in 2003, and run with partner universities, Bright Journals has linked over 3,000 disadvantaged young people with medical/ healthcare undergraduates and those working in relevant careers.
Bright Journals supports young people in years 9-13 who:
Bright Journals provides a safe and stimulating online space for young people (mentees) to ask questions and seek advice from their trained, CRB-checked mentor. Ementoring conversations are supported by online resource articles which focus on medicine and healthcare, as well as school studies, UCAS applications and university interviews.
I have been using the Bright Journals website for about 3 years now, and it's been of great help to me. I've had help with my personal statement, my normal subjects at college and with interviews at university. We've even discussed my career & university choices, gap year/ 3rd year college plans, financial situations, social life and so many other things. I personally think it's such an amazing thing to stay still offer me help and answer ALL my question and offer answers with genuine interest to help over a long period of time.
We are still in contact, and I am very happy with how our relationship is built on friendship, respect and trust.
Sara, Bright Journals Mentee
Bright Journals helps young people, who are recruited via universities which have subscribed to the programme. If you would like to set up your own Bright Journals scheme, please contact Sue Guiver on email@example.com or call 0207 922 7797 for more information.
If you are an undergraduate studying a medical or healthcare degree, or are working in a relevant healthcare field and would like to volunteer to mentor a young person, please apply online.
Pathways to Law is an innovative widening participation initiative providing opportunities for students with no family history of higher education, who are interested in a career in law. Pathways to Law was launched in 2007 with funding from The Sutton Trust and The College of Law to provide a programme of activities for students in year 12 and 13, including;
The scheme’s ementoring enables participants to access up-to-date careers and university advice, receive regular news feeds from the legal world and benefit from the specific experience of their mentor. Mentors are undergraduate law students in one of the Pathways to Law partner universities:
If you are at school and are interested in getting involved in the Pathways to Law programme, you can find more information about signing up on the Pathways to Law website.