“Mentoring involves both a coaching and an educational role, requiring a generosity of time, empathy, a willingness to share knowledge and skills, and an enthusiasm for teaching and the success of others.” (Burgess A., et al., 2018). In this section there are multiple resources created by students who partook in the BGL project to raise awareness of the value of mentoring students on placement. 

Burgess, A., van Diggele, C. and Mellis, C. (2018). Mentorship in the Health professions: a Review. The Clinical Teacher, [online] 15(3), pp.197–202. doi: 


BGL Resources 


Alka Biju presented to the AHP Council on her recommendations for organisations to offer mentoring for students whilst on placement, offering students additional support to that provided by the practice educator / assessor: watch here 



These posters were created by Uob Physiotherapy student, Alka Biju, highlighting why racially minoritised learners may benefit from a mentor that is a different person to their practice educator / assessor and the benefits of being a mentor.

poster do students need a mentor

#Bridgingthegaptoleadership-Do we need a mentor 



#Bridgingthegaptoleadership-Why be a mentor