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Our mentoring programme

Our 2017/18 mentoring programme will officially launch on campus on Wednesday 1 November 2017

Our aims for programme are:

  • To support the pipeline of female applicants to engineering and technology industries
  • To support the mentee to support her employability and attain her full potential in the engineering profession
  • To assist the mentee to build information about career direction
  • To assist the mentee develop a network of key contacts
  • Provide the mentee with an opportunity to increase confidence and familiarity with aspects of workplace culture
  • Assist mentors to keep up to date with current knowledge within their field through contact with current university students
  • Develop mutually beneficial relationships between the university, its students and the companies involved

You will need to complete the mentee profile form from which we will collect information that will help in matching you to a suitable industrial mentor. Deadline for your completed profile form is Friday 13 October 2017, however as there are limited places we recommend completing the form ASAP. 

All female computing and engineering students above Level 1 are able to apply to join the scheme; however, in the event that there is a shortage of mentors, priority will be given to MSc students, Level 5 MEng and second year students. An important aspect of this mentoring scheme is that everyone receives appropriate training before matching. This ensures that both mentee and mentor gets the most out of the mentoring relationship.

Once you have been accepted on the programme you will be invited to attend one of the five opportunities for training in October. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to actively participate in visits to industry, speed networking events and several professional skills workshops and presentations.

What our mentees said about the 2016/17 mentoring programme

66.7% advised that they had increased their industrial sector knowledge and 78.3% have increased their confidence.  Initiative, enterprise and commercial awareness skills were also highlighted as having improved.

"Knowing that someone has chosen to invest their time in my development"

List of eligible courses

If you want to be considered for the WiBEC mentoring programme contact:  

Giselle Hayward - Mentoring Manager 
Email: Giselle.hayward@brunel.ac.uk or wie-mentoring@brunel.ac.uk 
Tel:+44 (0)1895 266343 
Or complete the mentee profile form above.

 

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Mentoring launch

We were delighted to Launch our 2016 Women in Brunel Engineering and Computing Mentoring programme, with over 70 students meeting their industry mentors for the first time. Nita Rabadia, one of our alumna, now at HS2 as Head of Specification and Assurance, was our guest speaker. She reached out to everyone with her speech, It was not only informative and motivating but because she spoke from the heart and told us about her personal journey it was inspiring.