BE A MENTOR BE A MENTOR

We’re looking to gather a group of current UEA students to meet one-to-one on a weekly basis with Year 9 pupils in a local school, encouraging them to consider going to university in the future. Conversations will range from sharing your experience of choosing a course, to passing on top tips for study and time management. 

WHEN?

The scheme will run weekly in schools from January - May 2018. There will be breaks during half term (12th - 16th February) and Easter holidays (29th March - 13th April), and the scheme will finish with a celebration event on campus on Wednesday 16th May. 

WHY?

As a mentor, you will develop a set of core skills that are highly sought after by employers, including

  • excellent communication skills
  • effective questioning
  • active listening skills
  • experience liaising with a variety of people (including teachers, young people, UEA staff)
  • time management 
  • problem solving skills
  • ability to motivate and inspire others

You will also have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people from this region. As a mentor, you will act as a role model for the students you meet, listening to them, establishing good rapport and supporting them as they begin to make decisions about their future. It's an exciting job and a huge privilege. 

And if any further incentive were needed, we should also mention that this is a paid role. See the job description for more details.

HOW?

Applications to the Mentoring Scheme have closed for this academic year. We'll be recruiting again for 2018-19 - do check back in the summer for further details.

For those who have applied, you'll receive an email shortly with next steps.

All mentors must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check, unless already held by the Student Ambassador Scheme. The cost of the DBS check will be met by the mentor, but will be offset by a one off payment for attending the training. Mentors will only be placed once full training is completed.

OTHER KEY DATES

Monday 25th September  Applications open
Monday 16th October  Applications close at 9am
Monday 23rd- Friday 27th October  Group interviews and face-to-face meetings  scheduled
Saturday 25th November  Core training - provided by NCVO Mentoring  & Befriending Foundation. An additional afternoon or evening briefing session will be  scheduled on acceptance onto the scheme.

 

 

 

 

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