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 […]

Helena Kennedy Foundation welcomes new Skills for Jobs White Paper

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation promotes the equality of opportunity achieved through education and training.  We work with disadvantaged students in the Further Education sector, helping them to realise their potential as they move into fulfilling careers across a range of sectors.  Background should not be a barrier to accessing high quality education, and all the […]

A Conversation with James Corbin

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Meet James. He’s an entrepreneur, Youtuber and model, with over 14,000 followers across his social media platforms. He even appeared in the music video for Sam Smith’s song, Kids Again. All this at the age of just 22. Rather impressive, right? Not only that, but James is also a former HKF Award winner, receiving a […]

‘High-quality education is a key factor for increasing social mobility, but more interventions are needed to translate this into meaningful employment’ – Mica Jayne Coleman Jones

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The Long Shadow of Deprivation report (2020) highlights the pay gap differences between areas of our country and between the most and least deprived sons found in the same area. The report identified that greater interventions were needed in the local labour market, and called for employers to look at ways that they can access […]

The HKF Xmas Appeal

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation has launched its first ever Xmas appeal to help raise funds during the 2020/21 academic year. The Foundation has set a goal of raising £3,000 over the Xmas period, which would pay for the cost of a bursary for one student. Given the impact of COVID-19 on education, it is more […]

Helena Kennedy Foundation bursary applicants await announcement of winners following A-Level results confusion

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Applicants to the Helena Kennedy Foundation’s Higher Education Awards bursary scheme are awaiting the imminent outcomes of their applications. The winners of the bursaries, which include 13 university badged bursaries plus 8 other badged bursaries, will be announced this week (week beginning 24th August). The HE Awards bursaries are for current or former students at […]

Helena Kennedy Foundation now in the Midlands

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The Helena Kennedy Foundation is delighted to announce that we now have an office base in Birmingham. Thanks to a great welcome and generous office space from South and City College Birmingham, the Charity can firmly operate directly in the Midlands.  The Foundation provides financial bursaries as well as invaluable support for up-to 100 students […]

OBE awarded to Dr Julie Mills Chair of Helena Kennedy Foundation

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MK College CEO & Group Principal, Dr Julie Mills, who is Chair of the Helena Kennedy Foundation –  the FE sector’s influential independent charity – has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. On behalf of the Trustees, President of the Foundation, Baroness Kennedy QC said ‘Julie Mills is one of the most committed […]