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Become a mentee

The programme is open to level 2 & 3 undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds. Eligibility criteria apply. Check out the list below:

Eligibility criteria

Eligible students normally meet one or more of these criteria:

  • Students from low income households (annual income of less than £25K)
  • Students of Black and Minority Ethnic [BME] backgrounds
  • Mature students [21+ at enrolment]
  • Students with a disability/dyslexia
  • Local authority care leavers/foster care
  • Carers - has dependent children or is an adult carer
  • Estranged Student (18-25yrs living independently with no contact with parents or family network)
  • Students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • Refugees, have experienced serious disruption to formal education
  • Students with specific learning difficulties and mental health problems
  • Children of military families
  • Students that have studied vocational course, e.g. BTEC
  • Students that have undertaken Access or Foundation courses(incl. HeadStart)


Working with a mentor can help you to:

  • Identify your career goals, and convert your aspirations into practical steps towards a placement/internship, graduate employment, or further study
  • Be better prepared for the graduate recruitment and selection process ahead
  • Produce an outstanding CV, improve your interview skills, practise assessment centre exercises
  • Extend your network to include professionals in your target sector or profession
  • Help you learn and develop vital interpersonal skills employers expect
  • Get an insider’s view of a sector/industry
  • Build a good working relationship with an experienced professional

Apply to become a mentee

Registration is very straight forward click on the link and complete the form.