Become a mentor and make a difference

Share your knowledge and experience, while getting to know potential future employees. We’re launching an exciting new mentoring programme where you can make a real difference to our students’ lives.

The programme is targeted at three main demographics: our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students, care leavers, and students who have come to us from geographical areas that tend to send fewer than average students to university. This is because we’re committed to our widening participation work. We want to address areas where national data suggests we can make a real difference to equality of outcomes no matter a person’s background.

How does the programme work?

We invite our students to submit an application to join the programme and become a ‘mentee’. In order to be accepted they must demonstrate an understanding of the programme and a commitment to complete it.

We’ll allocate each student a mentor, and provide a framework guide based on five meetings, or touch points. Each touch point is focused on one of ARU’s Graduate Capitals and there will be a supporting activity for students to complete.

What time commitment is required from me?

As a mentor, you’ll meet with your student mentee once a month for five months for approximately an hour.

We encourage you to meet in person as often as possible, but some meetings can be face to face, on Skype or on the phone if you’d prefer.

You’ll need to spend some time familiarising yourself with the programme by reading our guidance materials. We'll also invite you to a launch and networking event on one of our campuses.

This sounds great, how can I get involved?

Register your interest below and we’ll be in touch with further details.

I'm in, make me a mentor!

Any questions?

Call 01245 682541