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What We Do

We make sure all young people can achieve
great things with our unique online mentoring

Why We Do It

We believe that talent, not background,
should be the key to young people's success

How can we help you?

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I want to use my skills to mentor a young person.

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I want to run an online mentoring programme to help young people succeed.

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Fair Education Alliance Report 2018

September 7, 2018
Brightside is part of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of over 100 organisations working together to eradicate educational disadvantage. The FEA's fourth annual report shows the progress made in the past year.

Working together: National Collaborative Outreach Programme and Brightside

August 15, 2018
Brightside is working with 19 consortia in the National Collaborative Outreach Programme. Our new report describes our approach to our NCOP projects, themes and challenges that have emerged, and areas of focus for the future.

Brightside at Harvard: Very long days; very short weeks

July 29, 2018
Following his course at Harvard, Brightside's Chief Executive Anand Shukla has been on a whistlestop tour to discuss shared goals and challenges with social mobility organisations in the US.

Brightside at Harvard: Hope may not be a strategy. But it is an asset.

July 23, 2018
Anand Shukla, Brightside's Chief Executive, reveals how having a clear sense of purpose is a core theme of the Harvard Business School course on Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management.

Case Study

Access for Rural and Coastal Communities (ARCC)

Reports from Ofsted and the Social Mobility Commission show high levels of educational disadvantage and low rates of higher education (HE) progression in rural and coastal communities. This is partly due to young people in these communities not receiving as much university outreach work, and encountering a narrower range of careers than those in urban areas, resulting in limited aspirations and knowledge of higher education and professional careers. ARCC (Access for Rural and Coastal Communities) used the internet to connect young people in schools in Kent, Sussex and the Isle of Wight with online mentors who acted as role models and provided personalised advice and support about university and career pathways.

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Dr. Annalisa Alexander, Head of Outreach, Imperial College

I would definitely recommend online mentoring with Brightside to other universities. We have been continuously impressed by the innovation, service, and most importantly the positive impact this scheme has had on our mentees. It is easy to use, easy to recruit for and is a complement to the other widening participation activities that we run.


Professor Tristram Hooley, Director of Research, Careers and Enterprise Company

Brightside are one of the leading careers organisations and they have always had a strong commitment to evidence and evaluation. It is really exciting to see them taking this to the next level with the publication of their Theory of Change.