“I joined Social Knowbility because it's an absolutely vital space for first-gen students who don't get to speak about their first-gen experiences and the support they may need to speak about those and be a part of the change they wish to see.
Social Knowbility is also an amazing space where you could talk and work with such talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, and be part of an understanding, friendly atmosphere.”
“I’ve worked with members of the team throughout the last year and am constantly inspired by the incredible work they’re doing. Classism in higher education is something I’m very passionate about and I’m looking to take my work in this area beyond the borders of my university - Social Knowbility is, in my opinion, the best way to do this. The group has achieved so much in such a short amount of time, from holding amazing events to creating a national community, I would love to be involved and contribute as they go forward and make more real change.”
“Joining Social Knowbility gives me the chance to strengthen my skills such as teamwork and communication by working with students who are also passionate about social mobility. Being a part of Social Knowbility will enable me to make a positive impact through the work conducted by the organisation and contribute to the improvement of social mobility.
This opportunity will help my personal development by increasing my self-awareness and growing my network with people who have the same passion, drive, and determination to make a positive impact in social mobility.”
“I joined SK as I realised that the image of university that is portrayed by widening participation programs is starkly different to reality based on my experiences of university. I wanted to change this because whilst challenging, university offers vast opportunities. It's important to make it accessible to all.
Sharing our own experience which are often unrepresented at university, connect us with others and allows us to build a sense of belonging and safety at university and beyond. This is something that’s facilitated by Social Knowbility."
“Listening to the speakers of two of Social Knowbility's events, I felt less isolated in my struggles as a first generation student and as a student who struggles with anxiety.
The fact that participating in this network helped me personally led me to develop the desire to help others who have experienced similar struggles by helping to expand the network both in numbers (through Outreach) and quality of its projects (through Research).”
“I joined SK because I resonated with the mission statement to support underrepresented students thrive in higher education by offering support and personal experiences to help them feel seen in higher education institutions.. I’m very passionate about education and research as an outlet that facilitates investigating the importance of accessing Higher Education and the impact this has on young people’s futures. I hope to bring my transferable skills within education to the Social Knowbility team as well as learning new skills alongside like-minded individuals fighting for change”