At Leeds Trinity University
we are committed to supporting the employability of our graduates. We are
launching a new Mentoring Scheme for the 2019/20 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 2019/20 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 2019 up until 27 September 2019. Students can register to be a mentee and indicate their requirements including most appropriate mentor by Friday 4 October 2019.
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 2019. It will run until June 2020.
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.
Download the relevent forms below. Application deadlines are shown:
Employer Mentor Form - deadline is 27 September
Alumni Mentor Form - deadline is 27 September
Student Mentee Form - deadline is 4 October
Please see the downloads below for Mentor and Mentee information, or call us on 0113 283 7151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: matching every mentor with a mentee will depend on the number of students and mentors involved and the industry specific requests received.