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Mentor a student

Mentor a student

We're looking for mentors like you to inspire our students!

The Hallam Career Mentoring Scheme matches student mentees with industry professionals who can offer a real insight into working life within a relevant role or industry. The scheme typically starts in September and all it takes is a minimum of four one-hour meetings with a mentee between November and April.

Mentoring is incredibly rewarding and offers you the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge with students, helping them to prepare and enter the world of work upon graduation.

Benefits for mentors

Our mentors come from a variety of backgrounds, industries and roles, and mentoring is an increasingly common way for professionals to develop their own skills, knowledge and experience. Benefits include:

  • An opportunity to meet other mentors and expand your professional network
  • Gaining experience which could count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Development of your communication, coaching and relationship management skills
  • Stronger links with the University and a higher profile on campus. 

Support for mentors

Our dedicated mentoring staff team are always on hand to offer support and guidance to mentors. Each mentor will be assigned to a member of our mentoring team as a point of contact, who will regularly keep in touch to see how the relationship is progressing.

Prior to your mentoring experience, you will attend the Hallam Career Mentoring Induction Session, which will provide you with the tools and knowledge to excel as a mentor. Our mentoring team will also be able to provide you with support resources, which you can use throughout your mentoring journey.

At the end of each mentoring cycle, all mentors and mentees are invited to a celebration event to share and recognise the achievements made throughout the year, alongside time for networking with others.

Becoming a mentor

To start your mentoring journey, or if you have any questions, contact our mentoring team on careermentoring@shu.ac.uk 

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