We’re delighted so many of our alumnae help give new generations of GDST girls a successful start in their lives beyond school. If you’d like to join them there are several ways in which you can help:
Become a mentor
We believe that the Alumnae Network is an ideal community to support a mentoring programme, especially given the "common bond" so many tell us they have with other GDST former students. Our alumnae continue to learn and develop throughout their lives, long after leaving school. With an Alumnae Network of over 70,000 there are many ways that former students can support and guide one another both professionally and personally.
This scheme only started in 2014, and has already been hugely successful. Experienced former pupils help other alumnae at critical stages in their personal or professional development, and the feedback from mentors and mentees alike has been overwhelmingly positive.
The 2017 scheme will open on Monday 13 February.
Offer careers support
This could include:
- Internships and work experience in your own field
- Careers talks at your old school or at others in the GDST network
- University advice based on your own inside knowledge of quality of education, social life, admissions procedures, facilities and other practicalities.
Get involved with running alumnae events (both professional and social) in your area.
Support the GDST or your former school by donating or pledging a gift in your Will.
If you would like to pass on university advice, join our mentoring scheme or give any other kind of careers support, please email us, call us on +44 (0)20 7393 6898 or contact your old school directly.