At Leeds Trinity University
we are committed to supporting the employability of our graduates. We are
launching a new Mentoring Scheme for the 2018/19 academic year to harness
the goodwill and experience of our Alumni Community and employer partners to
act as mentors to our students.
Who is eligible?
The programme is open to all years and disciplines. Where possible, we will provide each student who wishes to be mentored a suitable mentor who has relevant experience. This process will help build the mentees confidence and support them in their transition to graduate employment.
The mentoring will involve communications/meetings during the 2018/19 academic year; these can take place face-to-face, through email, over the phone or via Skype. We recommended a minimum of three hours contact time in total.
Timeline of the scheme
Alumni and business partners can register to be a mentor from August 2018 up until 21 September 2018. Students can register to be a mentee and indicate their requirements including most appropriate mentor by Friday 5 October 2018.
We will be offering training sessions for all students interested in the scheme and have training materials we will share with mentors. We appreciate that our mentors are based throughout the UK and want to make the process as easy as possible whilst still providing all the information required.
After the students have received their training and the matching process has taken place the scheme will officially start in October 2018. It will run until June 2019.
Benefits of being a Mentor
We really want our mentors to get as much out of the scheme as our student mentees. The potential benefits to you include:
- personal satisfaction through empowering others
- self-development in learning new coaching skills
- enhancing your own employability through being a recognised mentor
Being a mentor could also benefit your workplace through being recognised as a student-friendly organisation and gaining positive PR for developing and supporting others.
Benefits of being a Mentee
We want mentees to benefit from the knowledge, experience and skills of their mentor. In addition, the aims are for the mentee to receive encouragement, improve self-confidence, establish a sense of direction, identify goals, learn from the experience of their mentor and become more empowered to make decisions.
Future mentoring schemes
This year's scheme is now up-and running and closed for all applications. If you are interested in being a mentor in a future scheme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the booklets below for Mentor and Mentee information, or call us on 0113 283 7151 or email email@example.com.
Please note: matching every mentor with a mentee will depend on the number of students and mentors involved and the industry specific requests received.