Posts Tagged: youth engagement

What’s in a Mentor?

Have a listen to the newly relaunched Sound Women podcast. Every month the Sound Women team will be focussing on a different topic and this one takes an in-depth look at the role of a Mentor. Radio and TV Presenter Kate Thornton is joined in the studio by Caroline Raphael (ex BBC Radio 4 Commissioner, Editorial Director of Audio at… Read more »

Gap Years and Pastures New – Guest Blog

I have known Kimberley since January 2010 when she impressed our selection panel at A New Direction looking to recruit 5 out of 35 year 10 students from Stoke Newington Secondary School in Hackney and was chosen to take part in a unique Olympic focussed journalism project including a trip to Vancouver. During that time, I… Read more »

What’s in a role?

By Fran Plowright and Bianca Manu I have recently been pondering precisely what is it that makes a successful mentor/ mentee relationship work? As a friend and colleague – who runs her own mentoring programme for women Angel Investors in the waiting pointed out over lunch, ‘the thing that busy mentors hate the most, is… Read more »

Trust and the Media debate

On Monday March 24th, an 80 strong audience of young people aged between 14 – 24 plus professionals,  stake holders and interested parties from the worlds of media, education and youth engagement, packed out the lecture theatre at the Free Word Centre for the second in our debate series looking at young people’s trust or lack of trust towards those in positions of… Read more »