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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) e-mentoring
To develop a national STEM e-mentoring programme by combining Brightside's successful pilot engineering (www.livejournals.org), chemical science (www.futureblogs.org) and physics (www.bigbangblogs.org) based e-mentoring programmes aimed at overcoming social disadvantage. The current individual pilot programmes have demonstrated success at raising aspirations, confidence and motivation of socially disadvantaged young people (14-18 years old) to support them in studying STEM at further and higher education. Currently over 400 mentees have gone through the programme supported by university students or professionals from a STEM background.