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Join the University of Brighton’s Boys and Men Mentoring Programme!

Are you a male student in Eastbourne looking for a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of local secondary school students while enhancing your own skills? Look no further! The University of Brighton Boys and Men Mentoring Programme is calling for participants like you to join this six-week initiative starting in January.

How to get involved:

1. Sign up

Spaces are limited, so don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. Click here and register now to secure your spot.

2. Attend mentoring training

Once registered, you’ll receive high-quality training to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to be an effective mentor.

3. Be a positive voice for chance

During the programme, you’ll have the chance to share your experiences, encourage goal-setting, and promote healthy relationships. Your positive influence can shape a brighter future for these local secondary school students.

Why should I become a Boys and Men mentor?

Challenge harmful stereotypes

In a world filled with stereotypes, this program is your chance to challenge and dispel harmful gender stereotypes. By being a positive role model, you contribute to breaking down barriers and fostering a healthier understanding of masculinity.

Make a difference in local communities

The opportunity to connect with boys aged 14-15 from a local secondary school means you can make a real difference in their lives, at a really important age. You can give them the support and advice you feel you would’ve benefited from at that age. Your guidance and support can help them navigate the challenges of adolescence, boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Enhance your CV

Stand out from the crowd by adding a unique experience to your CV. Employers value individuals who actively engage in their communities and demonstrate a commitment to positive change. Mentoring not only shows your commitment to doing other work alongside your studies, it demonstrates your communication, leadership and empathy skills which are developed through mentoring.

Develop your skills

Being a mentor isn’t just about helping others—it’s also about personal growth. You’ll have the chance to develop crucial life skills such as communication, leadership, and empathy, all of which are highly sought after in today’s competitive job market.

Gain valuable references

Once you’ve completed the programme, we will be able to provide you with references for potential employers, reflecting on your achievements and skills shown during your time mentoring. This will set you apart from other applicants in an increasingly competitive job market.

What is Mentoring at the University of Brighton?

Hear from Beth-Thomas Hancock, Raph Okusaga and John Lynch about the benefits of mentoring, the different schemes offered at the University of Brighton, and how it can help you as a student. They explore what you can get out of having a mentor, and how it can help you progress in your professional development.
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Ollie Taylor • 04/12/2023

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