Accelerate is a student-led outreach STEM initiative, primarily focusing on educating BAME students (although not limited to this demographic) who are pursuing STEM based degrees and related career paths. Our educational platform encompasses useful tips and advice, updating students on career opportunities and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow. It targets A-Level students applying for university, as well as university students and graduates, looking to improve employability and land an internship or full-time job.
We wanted to launch this platform to create a supportive community of mentors and mentees and to help students gain access to resources and opportunities that we wish someone had told us about when starting our own academic and career journey. But more importantly, from seeing the lack of diversity in top jobs, we wanted to provide a platform that helps BAME students get into high-flying careers with the aim of narrowing the diversity gap.
Although there is no easy formula or one path to take, we hope we can provide our student perspective to prepare and equip students with the materials to develop, succeed and accelerate!
WHAT WE DO
WHAT WE OFFER
UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS SUPPORT
INTERNSHIP & GRAD SCHEME ADVICE
University rankings, insight into STEM courses and application assistance
Resources and guidance on how to successfully land the perfect role
A variety of CV templates and cover letters used to secure university offers, internships and jobs
1-1 mentorship with mentors who have acquired offers from top universities and experiences in a range of fields
I am so glad I signed up to this scheme! I have been given so much advice from my mentor, which will help me with grad job applications. Couldn’t recommend the scheme enough!
It is great to be part of the Accelerate Mentorship Scheme. The scheme has a platform where you could connect with people who have gone through a similar process and achieved a distinctive reputation. This enables upcoming ones like me to share goals and acquire optimum guide and support on steps to take in achieving what you desire.
This mentorship provided by
Accelerate is the most valuable experience I have ever had; my mentor was very helpful and caring, they had a similar academic background and career plan as me, from which they obtained great success. This made their advice and experience much
more worthwhile to be referred to.
Definitely recommend to any
A-level/University student to get on the ladder for finding their choice of career.