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7:19pm 28 Oct 2020

Take a look at the opportunities available to support you in securing a mentor.

Professional Mentoring Scheme

Birmingham City University's Professional Mentoring programme links students from across the University with working professionals. Many of our mentors are employed by some of the UK’s most successful businesses and could help unlock the door to your future career. With mentors from a wide range of sectors, including finance, law, education, business, IT and the creative services, we aim to match you with someone who can give you that all important industry insight. Our mentoring programmes are for students in second and third year, post-graduates and recent graduates, who are looking to gain further insight into a particular industry or career path. The programmes run for ten weeks, and once matched, there will be a minimum of five hours of 1-2-1 sessions between mentor and mentee. If you are interested in being matched to a mentor please email mentoring@bcu.ac.uk for more information. 

Mentee Testimonials

‘I would 100% recommend the programme - University is the place to utilise all the opportunities and contacts you receive before you go into the workplace!’

‘I would definitely recommend the programme to others. It was a reflective journey for me and I hope someday I can be a mentor to help international students like me. I am grateful to BCU – this programme was one of my major highlights of studying in the UK.’

‘I would recommend anyone who can take part in a mentoring scheme to do so. It provides you with an invaluable support network, experience and contacts that will support you throughout your personal journey into whatever career you may wish to pursue.’

‘I found it to be a great opportunity to build my commercial awareness which I wouldn’t necessarily have had, had I not taken part in the programme.’

‘The programme has helped boost my confidence and helped me find my voice. I am able to express myself in a way that I never knew before.’

‘I was able to get to know someone locally as I'm not from Birmingham, and build a working relationship which benefitted us both even to this day! The highlight was getting to know someone who shared the same passion as me, who had so much experience in it too.’

‘My mentor supported me so much and is someone working in the industry I aspire to be in, giving me so many tips and insights, and offering her support even after I leave university. The mentoring has been so beneficial in many ways, I couldn't recommend it enough!’







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