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Research within IMN recognises that establishing intergenerational relationships can enhance both the lives of young people and mentors. Find out more about what our young people and mentors have to say.



Architects of their own future: Supporting young people in their knowledge of the professions.

The knowledge, interests and connections of mentors are valuable sources of insight and opportunities. In this article, we speak to Felicity Parsons, who has been introducing her mentee to the field of architecture.

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Mentoring from a Headteacher’s Point of View

Liz Ervine, Former headteacher of Springburn Academy, talks about the impact of mentoring, how schools and headteachers can support the mentoring process, and what it is like being a mentor now that she has retired.

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Jamie’s Journey into Accountancy

Over the years, the project team has kept in touch with former pupils and found that some of the young people are facing a fresh set of challenges when it comes to making the leap between university and employment within their chosen profession.  In this article we speak to Jamie about applying for jobs in accountancy and networking with mentors from IMN.

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The Scottish Education System from a ‘disadvantaged’ perspective

Jordan Campbell, former Springburn Academy pupil, describes his experience of having a mentor and reflects on the Scottish Government’s proposed investment to reduce the attainment gap.

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