MCR Stories

Listen to the stories of our young people, mentors, and partners.
Find out how MCR Pathways are supporting Scotland's young people.

George

Spotlight on George

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George is a university studying a BSc in Society, Politics and Policy. He was mentored…
stephen

Stephen’s Story

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Stephen was matched with his mentor Alan in his last year at school. He is…
scott

Scott’s Story

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Scott studies Business Management at City of Glasgow College. He aims to pursue further education…
lucy

Lucy’s Story

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During her teenage years, Lucy experienced multple disruptions, from being a young carer to homelessness.…
Tracey

Tracy’s Story

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Tracy was matched with her mentor Margaret after she returned to school from having a…

Celebrate Young People – Hope to Pass Exams

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What are your hopes for 2018? We asked our Young Ambassadors what they hope to…

Celebrate Young People – Celebrate What They’ve Achieved

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What are your hopes for 2018? We asked our Young Ambassadors what they hope to…

Sam’s MCR Mentoring Journey

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Before being matched with his mentor, Sam was stressed and unsure of himself. But with…

Celebrate Young People – Hopes for 2018

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What are your hopes for 2018? We asked our Young Ambassadors what they hope to…

Their Stories – Mentoring through MCR Pathways

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Mentoring through MCR Pathways - Liam, Nicole and Chantelle's stories of why having a mentor…

Bridges That Transform

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MCR Pathways is transforming the educational outcomes, career opportunities and life chances of Glasgow's disadvantaged…

Mentoring Matters 2

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Mentoring Matters 2 confidence, education and opportunities! See and hear how our Class of 2018…
Alan

Alan’s Story

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Alan is retired and has been mentoring for MCR Pathways for three years. He took…
Mary

Mary’s Story

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Mary Hunter Toner mentored George for four years. Her background was originally in Education, working…
Audrey

Lynne’s Story

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Lynne Innes has recently retired from working in education and after hearing about MCR knew…
Kevin

Kevin’s Story

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Kevin is an engineer at Rolls Royce. He was keen to get involved in volunteering…
Gillian

Gillian’s Story

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Gillian enjoyed mentoring Callum for 2 years. Her background in supporting and mentoring University students…

Moyna’s Story

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Moyna Kennedy has worked in business for a few decades and is also a trained…

Peter Chua Mentoring Story

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Peter Chua works in Public Engagement and Communications for QuantIC, at the University of Glasgow,…
Audrey

Audrey’s Story

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Audrey has been mentoring a pupil at Whitehill Secondary School for one year. She is…

Michael’s Story

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Michael Roberts is a retired University of Strathclyde librarian who has been mentoring for just…

Meet MCR Volunteer Mentor Aimie

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For one hour a week Aimie supports a disadvantaged young person in Glasgow. Offering a…

Meet MCR’s Fantastic Volunteer Mentor, Lynne

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Lynne is a MCR Pathways mentor. For one hour a week, she offers a listening,…

Meet MCR’s Volunteer Mentor, Chris

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Chris is one of MCR Pathways' youngest volunteer mentors. For one hour a week he…

Mentoring Matters 2

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Mentoring Matters 2 confidence, education and opportunities! See and hear how our Class of 2018…
St Pauls

St Paul’s Primary School Shettleson’s Story

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Geraldine Miller is the Head Teacher at St Paul's Primary School Shettleson. St Paul's Primary…
HMPO

Her Majesty’s Passport Office’s Story

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Maureen McGuinness works at Her Majesty's Passport Office in Glasgow as an Operational Excellence Coach…
City Property

City Property’s Story

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Barry Mallon is Technical Group Manager for City Property and Liam Murray's manager. Liam ia…
strathyclyde

University of Strathclyde Story

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David Hillier, Executive Dean and Professor of Finance at the University of Strathclyde Business School,…
Wheatley

Wheatley Group Story

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Wheatley Group provides large housing, care and property-management groups. They are the UK’s largest builder…

Meet the University of Strathclyde, MCR’s Pioneering Partners

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As well as seeking support from individual mentors, MCR relies on Pioneering Partners - Organisations,…

Meet MCR Partners Wheatley Group

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MCR Pathways helps disadvantaged young people across Glasgow. To ensure they get the support they…

Meet Glasgow Kelvin College, MCR’s Pioneering Partners

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As well as individual mentors, we have Pioneering Partners. Organisations, large and small, throughout the…
st rochs

St Roch’s Secondary School Story

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St Roch’s Secondary is in the North East of Glasgow. We spoke to Tommy Donnelly,…
whitehill

Whitehill Secondary School Story

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We spoke to Pauline Swan, Headteacher at Whitehill Secondary, in Glasgow’s East End, to discuss…

Meet MCR’s Schools – St Roch’s

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We meet the Head Teacher and Depute Head Teacher of St Roch's to talk about…

Meet Young Glasgow Talent Schools – Knightswood Secondary

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Knightswood Secondary joined the Young Glasgow Talent programme in Summer 2016. Thanks to our young…

What Schools Say – Knightswood Secondary talks MCR Pathways

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Depute Head Teacher John Hood and S5 Pupil Megan discuss the influence of MCR Pathways…

What Schools Say – St Roch’s Secondary talks MCR Pathways

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Stephen Stone, Head Teacher and Tommy Donnelly, Depute Head Teacher of St Roch's Secondary discuss…

Sam’s MCR Mentoring Journey

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Before being matched with his mentor, Sam was stressed and unsure of himself. But with…

MCR 2018 Impact Report

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Welcome to the MCR 2018 Impact Report. 2017/18 has seen the MCR model embedded in…

MCR Pathways Talent Taster at Bees Nees

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Thank you to Bees Nees for hosting our young people for a fab Talent Taster…

Mentoring Matters 2

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Mentoring Matters 2 confidence, education and opportunities! See and hear how our Class of 2018…

Mentoring Matters Issue 11

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Each and every weekday, our young people get up and go to school. But while…

Suzanne Burns, HR & Communications Director STV Group plc

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Suzanne works for STV Group plc, a leading media company, in the corporate side of…

David Kaye, Partner at Harper Macleod

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David Kaye has been Partner, specialising in Business Law and Franchising, at Harper Macleod LLP…

Ken Lindsay, International Brand Ambassador for Chivas Brothers

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Ken has worked in the scotch whisky industry for over 30 years, taking him to…

Sharon McIntyre, Financial Inclusion Innovation Manager at Wheatley Group

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Sharon is Financial Inclusion Innovation Manager at Wheatley Group where she has worked for six…

Roslynn Mackay, Co-owner and Finance Director of Frame Group

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Roslynn Mackay is Co-owner and Finance Director of Frame Group, one of Scotland’s leading creative…

Diarmid McBride, Corporate HR leader

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For more than 20 years, Diarmid worked in Corporate HR leadership roles and developed expertise…

Scott McCroskie, Managing Director at The Macallan Whisky

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Scott is the Managing Director at The Macallan Whisky. He leads a team of 700…

Fiona Ross, Senior Communications Officer for Glasgow City Council

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Fiona Ross is a Senior Communications Officer for Glasgow City Council - a job that…

Duncan Tannahill, Chair for Scottish SME & Board Member

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Duncan began his career as a graduate trainee with Ford Motor Company which ultimately took…

Dr Stephen Breslin – Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre

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Dr Stephen Breslin has been Chief Executive of Glasgow Science Centre for over 6 years…