What is the Fellowship?

The Rank Fellowship is a network of former Rank Foundation School Leadership Award holders, and a number of honorary fellows. It seeks to build on the principles established by the leadership award by working to inspire and support leadership that makes a positive impact on society.

Since 1978, over fifteen hundred teenage boys and girls have benefited from financial assistance from the Rank Foundation’s School Leadership Award. You can read more about the award here.

The Rank Fellowship is open to past and present beneficiaries of the Rank Foundation’s School Leadership Award. Fellows are identified by the year they were awarded their School Leadership Award (ie. cohort of 2017; cohort of 2020 etc).

There are also a number of Honorary Fellows, with the invitation open to alumni from The Rank Foundation’s Time to Shine programme.

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School Leadership Holders
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Active Fellows

The Fellowship runs a variety of events each year: Steering Committee meetings, Learning Through Leadership presentations, socials, networking opportunities, careers evenings and charities evenings.

Fellowship Newsletter

All Fellows and current Leadership Award Holders can subscribe to our Fellowship e-newsletter. The newsletter is frequently guest-edited by Fellows, and features Fellowship news, events and requests, as well as spotlight stories on individuals in the Fellowship. The newsletter is distributed once every two months.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list or would like access to older editions of the newsletter, please contact sharon.mullarkey@rankfoundation.com.

October 2021 Newsletter
July 2021 Newsletter
April 2021 Newsletter
February 2021 Newsletter
November 2020 Newsletter

Career Advice and Work Experience placements throughout the year

Many Fellows offer mentoring advice about careers throughout the year. Some are also willing to offer work experience placements to Fellows wishing to gain an understanding of the work-place or of a particular career. Work experience is available in many companies and organisations ranging across public and private sectors. Placements have been offered by Fellows within these organisations and are sponsored by the Fellows.

Fellowship Related News

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9th Apr 2020|

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CAP: Joel and Emily

31st Jul 2019|

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  • Jesse at Maundy Relief

Community Action Placements 2018

14th Aug 2018|

We are now mid-way through our annual period of Community Action Placements, hosted by organisations known to, and funded by, [...]