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, and 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. The Fellowship refer to their members as ‘Fellows’, and associate the Fellow with their cohort year. You can identify your cohort by the year you were awarded your School Leadership Award (ie. Cohort of 2017).

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

School Leadership Holders
Active Fellows
optional events per year
Fellowship Socials per year

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. Usually, 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.

Feb 2020 Newsletter
Nov 2019 Newsletter
Sept 2019 Newsletter
July 2019 Newsletter
May 2019 Newsletter
April 2019 Newsletter
Oct 2018 Newsletter

Career Advice and Work Experience placements throughout the year

Many Fellows are offering this form of 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

Handling Covid19 – First Give

9th Apr 2020|

Our second feature for 'Handling Covid19' is First Give, a fully-resourced secondary school programme that gets an entire year group [...]

CAP: Joel and Emily

31st Jul 2019|

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

  • 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, [...]