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 […]

Former bursary winner walks to raise a bursary

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Former HKF winner Kirsty Young, a mum of four children from Bridlington stepped out to raise £500 towards a bursary in April.  She walked for two hours every evening for 50 consecutive days. Having received a bursary in 2011 herself, Kirsty realised what a difference the bursaries make. She decided to help others by trying […]

The Importance of Mentors – Shahida Aslam

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I’ve been with the Helena Kennedy Foundation (HKF) for nearly eight years. My journey, like that of many people, was guided by my parents, who instilled the importance of education. And so I went to school,  to college, and then to university. That was my parents’ plan, but after I finished my degree, I was […]

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 […]