At Leeds Trinity University we want to give as much support as possible to support the employability of our graduates. We are launching a Pilot Mentoring Scheme 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 regular meetings over a three 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.
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!
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 other.
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.
The booklets below provide more in-depth information for those interested in being either a mentor or mentee, key dates and information on how to apply. 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.