HKF Founder declared 779th High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire

The Declaration of Office for Dame Ann Limb DBE DL as High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire 2023-4 took place at 14.30 on Friday 31st March 2023 in the Berrill Lecture Theatre of the Open University, in the City of Milton Keynes. Mrs Serene Taylor was also declared as Under Sheriff of Buckingham 2023-4. His Honour Judge […]

Official Photographs – 25th Anniversary House of Lords Celebration

  Earlier this week we celebrated bursary winners at the 25th annual House of Lords winners reception. The event saw over 80 students recognised for their achievements and we are pleased to share all the official photos from the event! Huge thank you to Skills and Education Group for sponsoring our fantastic celebration. To access […]

Anna Roberts – Internship blog


My name is Anna Roberts, I am 21 years old and a 3rd Year Politics student at the University of Nottingham. I joined HKF as a marketing intern in October, never having done marketing before. I didn’t know what to expect and was anxious to start. However, after my first meeting with Shahida, I instantly […]

We’re Hiring a Social Media Manager

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JOB SPECIFICATION JOB TITLE:       Social Media manager – Freelance, Remote Rate: £350 per day, up to 4 days per month MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB: to manage social media platforms and increase awareness of Helena Kennedy Foundation POSITION IN THE ORGANISATION Reports to:                             Director of operations Responsible for:            […]

HKF celebrating success with alumni winning national awards

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation celebrated the success of two alumni, Kirsty Young and Rosie Wainwright, for winning awards at the Festival of Learning 2021. Kirsty won the Return to Learning award and Rosie won for Outstanding Individual. The Helena Kennedy Foundation, a social mobility charity established in 1998, provides financial and pastoral support to Further […]

Post-qualification admissions and further education: the time is now


“The Government’s consultation on moving to a system of post-qualification admissions seeks to address the urgent need to ‘level up the current university admissions system.’ The contributions in HEPI’s timely and excellent report Where next for university admissions? highlight a number of angles on this long-considered issue. Of particular relevance to the aim of levelling up is […]

Fireside Chat 24th February 2021

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HKF caught up with Rosie Wainwright in February where she shared her journey and what a difference the bursary made. Rosie attended Lewisham College and attended City, University of London. Her bursary at the time was sponsored by Kaplan UK She was joined Mica Jayne Coleman Jones, HKF Trustee and former winner, Elizabeth Hess, Kaplan UK  and Shahida Aslam, HKF To […]