Support Aspiring Scientists – Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation are looking for scientists to e-mentor the bright, young people they work with from disadvantaged backgrounds.

State of the Nation report: students on Free School Meals are 19% less likely to attend university, and 22% less likely to study a STEM degree. 

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a national charity that aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for high-achieving young people from low-income backgrounds. With the help of professionals, we support more than a 1,500 young people every year, who have the ability to flourish in the top universities and professions but who lack the encouragement and networks to help them get there.  

As an e-mentor you would support a sixth former by giving them the opportunity to have a 1:1 relationship with a STEM professional particularly with a Biology or Chemistry background, who can communicate with them via email every two weeks. Mentors support students in a number of ways, including by increasing their understanding of their desired career and professional life. The mentoring relationship is extremely valuable in helping to guide mentees through their time on the SMF programme, their university applications and in helping them to explore their professional interests further. 

If you are interested in signing up to e-mentor please complete this short form here. For more information go to Ways to get involved at the SMF or please contact 


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