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What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a long-term relationship that meets a developmental need. A mentor facilitates personal and professional growth in an individual by sharing the knowledge and insights that have been learned through the years. Simply put, mentors are people who help others to succeed.

Why become a mentor?

Being a mentor helps you to hone your skills in key areas such as listening, communication and coaching. However, probably the most rewarding aspect of being a mentor is knowing that you have contributed to the success of an individual by helping them to navigate the challenging transition from student to professional.

About our schemes

Our schemes offer you a great opportunity to provide one-to-one support to University of Westminster students. They aim to link students with professionals to enhance their employability through confidence building, networking and developing key employment skills. Mentoring also offers students a chance to learn about the opportunities available in specific career areas.

The University of Westminster offers three different types of mentoring to our students, which run at different points throughout the year. They normally require you to meet with your mentee once or twice a month over a period of 3–6 months.

Our mentoring schemes are:

  • The Career Development Centre Mentoring Scheme, open to all Westminster students
  • The Westminster Business School Postgraduate International Mentoring Programme for full-time international postgraduate, Master’s or MBA students
  • The National Mentoring Consortium Scheme for undergraduate students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background

If you would like to find out about how to become a mentor please contact the Scheme Manager at [email protected]

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