Impact / ParliaMentors social action project: Fix Up, Look Smart

ParliaMentors social action project: Fix Up, Look Smart


With a team of only three ParliaMentors, the students at the University of Salford led Fix Up, Look Smart, an award-winning pilot project around the topics of truancy and career advice among school students. Recognising that a variety of factors, including personal situations and feelings of marginalisation from opportunities, can promote truancy among young people, the team built a partnership with a local school to develop a small mentoring programme for students with levels of truancy. As a result of the pilot, the five students involved improved their academic attainment, and their truancy had stopped entirely. The project is continuing through Salford University’s own careers department.

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