GSK Regional Online Mentoring – Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside & Manchester
May 03rd 2024

GSK Regional Online Mentoring – Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside & Manchester

In the Autumn Term 2024, STEM Learning is running a free online student mentoring programme, funded by GSK.

All About Futures/ All About STEM is managing school engagement in the Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside and Manchester regions.

“We’re requesting that schools express their interest now if they might wish to be involved. This is a popular programme and the deadline for student recruitment is the 1st of October. It’s quite a tight turnaround after schools return from summer break. Get in touch if you would like to get involved!” Ali Christoffer, Operations Manager, All About STEM.

The Programme

The online mentoring scheme, which will start on 7 October, is being run in partnership with The Brightside Trust. It aims to support disadvantaged students, aged 13-19, who would like to explore their future career options with trained and experienced STEM professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

– Be aged 13-19
– Attend a school/college in Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside or Manchester

In addition, they must meet at least one of the following criteria:
– Entitled to free school meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
– Live, or have lived, in local authority care.
– From low-income families or living in poverty.
– Excluded or at risk of exclusion.
– Affected by violence (at risk or involved in).
– Associated with gangs or impacted by exploitation.
– Impacted by domestic violence or abuse.
– Young refugees or asylum seekers.
– Have a social worker.
– Have mental health concerns.
– Affected by homelessness.
– Have special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).
– Will be the first in their immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings).


This Student Video gives a good overview of how the programme works for mentees.

Express Your Interest

If you’re a teacher based in Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside or Manchester, you can express an interest in getting students from your school involved by completing this form.

When we recieve your form, we’ll be in touch with further information.

All About STEM works on lots of exciting STEM projects. As part of the STEM Learning family, we are Nuffield Research Placements Coordinator for the North West and a STEM Ambassadors Partner supporting the National STEM Ambassadors Programme via the STEM Ambassadors Community.

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