Your role as a mentor
Our mentoring programme is designed to give students control of their own development. They set the agenda. Your role as mentor is to be impartial and open minded, using active listening and communication skills to allow your mentee time and space to consider things for themselves whilst offering feedback, advice and guidance where needed.
Have you got what it takes?
- Time to invest (at least 6 hours contact over a 6 month period)
- A commitment to helping others
- The ability to challenge and get the best out of people
- A minimum of one year’s experience in work
As mentoring relationships are unique to each pair and situation, how you agree to structure your mentoring may vary. Mentoring works best when there is an element of face-to-face contact but you can mentor by phone, Skype, email, or in person. If you’re based overseas you can still join us as a mentor.
The Mentoring Coordinator will be there to support you both throughout your mentoring relationship and request feedback at key stages. We recommend that you mentor a maximum of two mentees at any one time.