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Get help this year with a mentor


In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the various mentoring initiatives available to students at the University of Brighton.

Explore the range of mentoring programmes available to you as a University of Brighton student

As the new year begins, it’s important as a student you feel prepared, and well supported. One of the many ways of doing this is to sign up to one of the university’s diverse range of mentoring programmes. These programmes are designed to provide guidance, support, and a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional growth. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the various mentoring initiatives available to students at the University of Brighton.

Graduate Mentoring: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Career

For graduating students, the Graduate Mentoring programme provides a unique opportunity to work with a professional mentor. Geared towards supporting career goals and building confidence, this non-identity match programme runs from June to October. With a commitment of meeting every two to four weeks over a four to six month period, graduating students can gain valuable insights and guidance as they transition from university to the professional world.

Men in Primary: Fostering Male Representation in Education

The Men in Primary mentoring programme specifically targets male trainee primary school teachers. This identity match programme pairs mentees with male primary school teachers, providing independent support outside of the school placement setting. The programme runs over a four to six month period with bi-weekly to monthly meetings, fostering a supportive community for male educators in training.

LGBTQ+ Uni-Amex Mentoring: Tailored Support for the LGBTQ+ Community

In collaboration with American Express, the University of Brighton Careers Service and the Pride Network offer the LGBTQ+ Uni-Amex Mentoring programme. This professional-to-student initiative pairs LGBTQ+ identified students with professionals from the LGBTQ+ Pride Network at American Express. The mentorship, conducted every two to four weeks over a four to six month period, aims to support students in working towards their goals and building confidence.

Identity Mentoring Match: Cultivating Cultural Connections

The Identity Mentoring Match programme focuses on matching students and mentors based on shared characteristics such as skin colour, background heritage, or racialized experiences. Students from the African, Arab, Asian, or Latin American diaspora, born in the UK or abroad, are matched with professionals trained to provide support for their goals and confidence building.

Momentum: Inclusive Mentorship for All Students

Momentum is an inclusive mentoring programme open to all current University of Brighton students. It connects students with volunteer professionals who are trained to provide support in working towards goals and building confidence. With the flexibility to apply for a mentor at any point throughout the year, Momentum offers a versatile and accessible mentoring experience.

Apply Today, Reap the Benefits Tomorrow

Whether you’re seeking guidance on personal development, career aspirations, or building professional connections, the University of Brighton’s mentoring programmes offer a diverse range of opportunities for students.

Don’t miss out on the chance to enhance your university experience, gain valuable insights, and build connections that will last a lifetime. Apply for a mentor today and set the foundation for a successful academic and professional journey.

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Ollie Taylor • 08/01/2024

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