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I am First Gen

Providing role models, networks and support

The #IAmFirstGen campaign gives young people from first generation backgrounds strong and relatable role models, access to networks, and practical support. Launched in September 2020 #IAmFirstGen celebrates those who are first in their family to go to university. By sharing stories of first gens we will create positive role models, highlight career pathways and open up opportunities to young people.

About I am First Gen

#IAmFirstGen  aims  to  give  young people from first generation backgrounds strong and relatable role models, access to networks, and practical support.

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Letters from First Gens

Read about the experiences of other first gen students, teachers, professionals and leaders. Learn about their journeys and see what advice they would give their younger selves.

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Get Involved

#IAmFirstGen intends to connect learners, businesses, and organisations to provide relatable role models for first-in-family learners. You can become part of #IAmFirstGen individually or through your organisation.

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