What is 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.