Please note applications to take part have now closed! We look forward to welcoming a range of mentors and mentees to Aviva Studios in March.

WOW Schools Speed Mentoring is a free opportunity for KS4 students from your school to speak with women and non-binary mentors from a broad range of sectors, ages, backgrounds and areas of expertise.

On Friday 1 March, students will get the chance to meet several mentors during the 45-minute mentoring session, in which mentors will talk about their own experiences, choices and journeys. Their insight, advice, guidance and inspiration will leave mentees feeling uplifted and supported. As part of the event, students will also get a chance to visit the WOW Bus and take part in creative activities.

This event is part of the WOW Girls Festival, which is touring the UK on a custom-designed WOW Bus, reaching young people in the heart of their communities.

How to apply

If this event sounds like something your school would be interested in, please complete our simple online expression of interest.

Form opens: Tuesday 23 January 2024

Form closes: Thursday 15 February 2024

How does the event work?

Across the day, WOW will run two speed mentoring sessions for secondary schools in the Social at Aviva Studios. Schools will be invited to bring students to either the morning or afternoon session.

The event is suitable for KS4 students. We have a limited capacity for this event therefore each school can bring a maximum of 15 students to participate.

9.20am: Arrival

9.20–11.20am: Speed Mentoring session, visit the WOW bus and take part in creative activities

11.25am: Departure

12.15pm: Arrival

12.30–2.20pm: Speed Mentoring session, visit the WOW bus and take part in creative activities

2.25pm: Departure


● A facilitated experience for students to meet mentors from a range of backgrounds and sectors

● An opportunity to visit the WOW Bus and take part in creative activities

● Provide dedicated member/s of staff for the Creative Learning Team to contact prior to, during and following the event

● Provide a dedicated team of staff to accompany students to the event

● Organise and cover the cost of travel for students and staff to Aviva Studios. Please be aware we do not have coach parking on-site. Coaches will need to drop the group off and return for pick-up. Public transport is recommended where possible.

● Contribute to and complete Factory International and The WOW Foundation’s monitoring and evaluation processes, including providing parents/guardians with Factory International and The WOW Foundation’s photo and video consent form and returning forms prior to the event.

Sign up ↓