Join the Student Hubs Mentoring Scheme
Deadline for signing up: 20th September
Think you’d make a great mentor? We are looking for passionate alumni who want to develop their coaching skills and give back to student hubs by joining our mentoring scheme.
In 2017 the Student Hubs Alumni Board launched this unique pilot scheme with the aim to provide students with one to one support on their hubs project and/or receive tailored careers advice. The scheme is also an opportunity to develop better links between alumni and current students. The scheme has proved valuable to a number of students:
“I joined the Mentoring project when I had no idea what I wanted to do after university, apart from that I wanted to work in the social impact sector. My mentor helped me apply for a grad scheme in social work and coached me for my assessment centre. Because of his support and wealth of knowledge I am now pursuing a career in this area. The project was a great opportunity for me to learn about all the opportunities out there from someone with similar motivations and ambitions to my own.”
– Sophie Buckle, final year Geography Student, Bristol University.
This year we are expanding the scheme to run at two more universities: Bristol and Winchester.
We welcome applications from graduates who have been involved with Student Hubs in any location and who can provide skills in any area. However, we would particularly encourage alumni who:
- Studied at the aforementioned universities;
- Are able to advise students on: types of roles that exist in the third sector and how to break into it;
- Have good knowledge on the following topics: human rights; international development; environmental issues; education sector; and mental health advocacy.
What you need to know
Apply online by the 20th September and you will be added to a pool of mentors who may be called upon for the academic year 2018-2019. You will receive training by on how to make the most from mentoring as well as a handbook which includes, discussion topics, objective setting etc.
You must be able to commit to the following requirements:
- meet your mentee (this may be in person or online) for a minimum of two hours per month (this will depend on students requirements and you will arrange this with your mentee directly);
- respond to check-in emails from the Alumni Board team (approx. twice per term);
- commit to mentoring from October to April (Easter Holidays).
Ready to sign up? Join us today!
For more information contact the Alumni Board team – Beth and Makena