At Leeds Trinity University we want to give as much support as possible to support the employability of our graduates. In May 2016 we are launched a Pilot Mentoring Scheme to harness the goodwill and experience of our Alumni Community to act as mentors to Level 6 students.
Where possible, we provided each student who wished to be mentored a suitable alumni mentor who has relevant experience. This process will help build the mentees confidence and support them in their transition to graduate employment.
We hope that following a successful pilot scheme we can expand the mentoring opportunities and that students who have been mentored will also be Leeds Trinity mentors in the future! The Pilot Scheme is focused on delivering mentoring support for Level 6 Business, Sport Health and Nutrition and Psychology Students. Where possible we paired interested students with a suitable mentor.
The mentoring will involve regular meetings over the four month period; 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.
Benefits of being a MentorWe really want our alumni mentors to get as much out of the scheme as our student mentees. The potential benefits to you include:
- personal satisfaction
- self-development in learning new 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 MenteeWe 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.
The booklets below provide more in-depth information for those interested in being either a mentor or mentee in any future schemes. If you would be interested in any future schemes please contact us to show your interest on 0113 283 7151 or firstname.lastname@example.org