Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network 1600-600

School of Education Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network


Our researchers are working in partnership with local secondary schools to develop and deliver one-to-one adult mentoring to pupils. The project supports young people from Glasgow who are likely to be the first generation of their families to attend university.

We deliver the project in partnership with Glasgow City Council and it's funded by the Big Lottery for three years.

The project is designed as a research and development process that will, after the three years, produce a research-informed model of mentoring. It can then be replicated in other schools and across the country.

Initial work is positive - find out more at the Glasgow Intergenerational Mentoring Network website

Project aims

There are four key aims:

  • to provide young people living in socially disadvantaged areas of Glasgow with the knowledge and support necessary for their admission to and success in higher education
  • to expand and strengthen the social networks which young people can draw upon in order to enhance their personal, social and educational growth
  • to increase the overall number of young people from participating schools in disadvantaged areas of Glasgow that progress into higher education and particularly those highly competitive degree courses that lead into the professions
  • to provide opportunities for older adults to engage with young people and contribute to the overall project development

Become a mentor

If you are looking for a new challenge, have time to spare or are simply interested in helping young people, then your help would be much appreciated as volunteers from all backgrounds are urgently needed.  To register interest, please follow the link 'Become a Mentor' on the Glasgow International Mentoring Network website

If you register your interest you will be invited to introductory sessions to learn more about the work of the project and, if you decide to progress, ongoing training is provided to support your engagement.  All our participants will be invited to engage in the research dimension to our work but this is of course voluntary. 

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