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What is mentoring?

 

 Face-to-face Mentoring

 Involves meeting a mentor regularly in their workplace over a period of 6 months from November to May. The main purpose of having face-to-face meetings is to work on goals you have agreed on in an active way and gain a close-up experience of a professional work setting. Meeting your mentor allows you build vital interpersonal skills employers expect and involve you in other essential learning and development: Face-to-face mentors can facilitate:

  • Mock interviews
  • Work shadowing
  • Practice presentations
  • Meet your mentor's work colleagues and build your network. 

 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)

Aims of the Programme

  • To help mentees develop essential employability skills to gain graduate level jobs
  • To build self-esteem and confidence and to learn and develop vital interpersonal skills that employers expect
  • To assist mentees set and work towards goals
  • To give an insight into a particular industry or sector
  • To identify career goals, and convert aspirations into practical steps towards securing a placement or further study
  • To produce an outstanding CV and improve interview skills
Why become a mentor?

These programmes provide employers with a rewarding opportunity to contribute to the career and personal development of Brunel students, whilst developing their employees' mentoring and coaching skills, and building links with the University.

To register as a mentor click on the link to register and complete the form.

 

 Apply to become a mentee

Registration is very straight forward. Click on the link to register and complete the form.

Applications are now open for our 2019-20 programme. For more information please email the Mentoring Co-ordinator.