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The University of East London


Posted over 30 days ago...

Are you a professional and would like to pass on your knowledge and experience to a university student who is interested in taking the next step in their career journey and developing key employability skills?


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London, E16 2RD

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

The University of East London's Professional Mentoring Programme provides an opportunity for employed, self-employed or retired professionals to support, guide and inspire current students and recent graduates over an 8-week mentoring relationship. The programme is designed to support students and graduates to develop their employability skills and confidence.  As a Mentor, you will support your mentee with their goals, which may include:  

Developing their interpersonal and employability skills  Supporting their understanding of the link between academic studies and career aspirations   Exploring career pathways and help them plan their career goals   Improving confidence and self-esteem  Developing professional networks 

Benefits of being a Mentor:  

Develop your skills e.g. coaching skills  Get involved with the University of East London  Support and inspire future talent  Evidence your continued professional development   Certificate

How it works:   Once you are signed up you will be required to attend a virtual training session. You will then be matched with a student based on your expertise and/or sector. Mentors and mentees will then meet virtually (in-person meetings are optional) for a minimum of 3 hours over the course of a of 8 weeks.

What are we looking for?

Applications from a range of industries are encouraged; however, we have reached capacity for business, law and finance professionals, so candidates from other sectors are encouraged to apply. Role requirements: 

Willingness to share knowledge  Positive attitude  Honest  Constructive  Empathetic  Unbiased and objective 

What difference will you make?

The University of East London is an award-winning University and one of the most inclusive in the UK with a diverse student population coming from different cultural, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds of 120 nationalities. Our pioneering and forward-thinking vision is making a positive and significant impact to the communities we serve, inspiring our students to reach their full potential, and we'd like you to be a part of that. The University is a global leader in equality and diversity and in 2020 we were awarded as the top-ranking university in the UK (2nd in the world) for tackling inequality. 70% of our students come from BAME backgrounds, with 40% being the first in their families to pursue higher education. 


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