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Medicine and Healthcare online mentor opportunity – sign-up by 9 Dec 2019

Inspire young people as an online mentor!

Greater Manchester Higher are looking for online mentors to share their experience of working in healthcare with young people from Year 12. It’s easy for mentors to get involved and sharing their experience can make a huge difference. Mentors can log in from anywhere and at a time that suits them (approx.1-2 hr a week for 6 weeks)

“A great way to help students be clearer in what they want to do in the future” – Insight mentee, 2019

Please find attached a flyer with more info and how to sign-up. Sign up by 9 December 2019

Posted on behalf of Emily Robinson | Student Recruitment & Widening Participation Officer (Greater Manchester Higher), The University of Manchester

Join us for our final Engagement@Manchester session for this academic year

Community Engagement: Empowering Young People, featuring special guest Ruth Ibegbuna – Wednesday 16 May, 13.00 – 14.30, Discovery Centre, Manchester Museum

Ruth Ibegbuna, is the Founder of RECLAIM, building on her successful teaching career to develop innovative strengths-based work which enables young people to achieve their potential. RECLAIM is a youth leadership and social change charitable organisation. Ruth was listed in The Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK, in The Debrett’s 500 in 2016. She was also listed by Virgin and Ashoka as one of the top six female change makers internationally.

In this Engage@Manchester session, Ruth will be talking about and answering questions around empowering young people, working side by side with them to build a fairer future. She is an expert in encouraging young people to believe in their inherent abilities and to demand the best for themselves and their lives.

Following the talk, join us for cake and coffee. If you only make it to one engagement@manchester shared learning session this year – then make it this one – for a healthy dash of inspiring engagement practice.

No need to book. Drop in.

More about engagement@manchester can be found here:

Engagement with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds


We are delighted to announce the publication of our ‘Experiments in Engagement’ reports, which look at how to effectively engage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with ‘the s word’.

Experiments in Engagement: Research into engagement activities with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

The Combined Summary pulls together the key findings from the Literature Review and Research Report, and makes 12 recommendations on how to better engage disadvantaged young people – ten are for practitioners, while two are for Funders. The reports also give a timely insight as to whether it’s ‘One Direction’ or Mr Brown the local football coach who can have a bigger influence on young people’s lives.

This work is a direct follow on from our Review into Informal Science Learning, which was published in November 2012. A key recommendation of that review was to improve engagement with particular audiences, one of which was disadvantaged young people – a group that we feel particularly strongly about reaching more effectively.

We hope that these reports are valuable to the science engagement community and help move forward activity with disadvantaged young people.