I am First Gen
I Am First Gen
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.
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.
Submit a letter
If you would like to share your story you can do so by writing a letter to your previous self here. Follow this link to see our guidance and fill in a simple form to help you share your story.
#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.