Bright Futures – online mentoring for care experienced students Y10-13

Are you a care experienced student in Years 10-13 who is interested in learning more about higher education or wants support to transition to university?

Take part in Bright Futures online mentoring!


The Brightside Online Mentoring app lets you choose your own mentor to speak to, who can help you learn about university at your own pace, from any smart phone or computer. It’s all text messaged based through the app – no video calls, no live chat, no phone calls.

Take control of your future. Browse from a range of mentors who have experience of university and choose a conversation with the person you can relate to the most.

Topics covered

  • Life after Year 11 (for those in Y10/11)
  • Qualification options, including apprenticeships
  • Applications and interviews
  • UCAS
  • Studying at university
  • Student life, including clubs and societies
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Networking
  • Coping with change
  • Wellbeing and self-care
  • Goals and action plan

Register now

If you are interested in taking part in the programme, complete the sign up form here. Please note, there are a very limited number of places, so we advise students to register as soon as possible to secure a place.

If you are successful, you will then be contacted by Brightside so you can find the best mentor for you.