Get tailored support on seeking career opportunities or developing your hub project
Throughout the academic year
Need some support to begin your career or want guidance on your student hubs project?
Join the Student Hubs Mentoring Scheme and you’ll receive one to one support from a recent graduate.
The Student Hubs Mentoring Scheme was established by the Student Hubs Alumni Board in 2017 after research identified a desire to both connect students and alumni and provide an opportunity for students to tap into the knowledge and experiences of recent graduates. The Scheme aims to create meaningful links between students and alumni.
In October students are matched with alumni based on their objectives and location. The scheme runs throughout term one and two, which gives you plenty of opportunities to meet (in person or online) and build a relationship with your mentor. (Please note we always aim to match you with a mentor in your area but this may not always be possible).
Once matched we will check in with you throughout the duration of the scheme (likely 2-3 times per term), this will be done via email and is your opportunity to raise any concerns or let us know how you’re getting on.
Our mentors are all relatively recent graduates and have all worked on student hubs projects. Therefore they are in a great position to support current students with hub projects or careers.
Whether you need support with looking for jobs in a specific sector; searching for voluntary placements; writing an enticing CV; or developing specific skills, our mentors have a range of expertise between them.
How it works:
Sign up by filling in the application form (found under the apply tab).
The Student Hubs alumni board will then match you with an alumni based on interests and/or location.
Group training will take place in person for one hour. Guidance will be given on what to expect from the scheme, how to keep in touch with a mentor, safety etc. We will also work with you on setting clear objectives before you meet your mentor. A handbook will also be provided.
Meet your mentor via email and have fun being mentored.
Here’s what last year’s mentees say about the scheme:
"I joined the Mentoring project when I had no idea what I wanted to do after university, apart from that I wanted to work in the social impact sector. My mentor helped me apply for a grad scheme in social work and coached me for my assessment centre. Because of his support and wealth of knowledge I am now pursuing a career in this area. The project was a great opportunity for me to learn about all the opportunities out there from someone with similar motivations and ambitions to my own." - Sophie Buckle, final year Geography Student.