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Inspiring and empowering the next generation into careers in STEAM!

The Project

The OakNorth Programme is a partnership between the fintech OakNorth Bank and Founders4Schools.

It connects University students with secondary school students (ages 11-16) to provide mentorship sessions in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) subjects, focusing on students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

These mentorship sessions aim to inspire, guide, and motivate younger students to pursue their interests in STEAM fields, especially Maths.

Additionally, exceptional university students who actively participate and excel as mentors will have the opportunity to secure summer internships.

What the Press said about the launch - The Times and Business Matters

Who benefits?

The project aims to impact the lives of 100,000 school students positively over 3 years. 40% of the students would be from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Launched in October 2023, the pilot focuses on 6 cities - London, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

How to get involved

Our vision is to inspire school students, help them meet their role models and support them in planning higher education and their careers.

>> Sign up to be a mentor

>> Sign up as an educator

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