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Timescales and other information for alumni

Key Dates

Stage 1 Application/ Registration Student applications and mentor registrations are accepted at any time during the year
Stage 2 Induction Mentor and Mentee Inductions: Student complete a one hour induction workshop. Mentors are provided with online guidance and induction materials.
Stage 3 Matching/ Pairing Students who have submitted an application form, of an appropriate standard, and have completed an induction workshop are put through to the matching stage (where at least 2 members of staff from Queen's Alumni Office and Careers, Employability and Skills agree suitable pairings based on the stated aspirations/ experience provided in application forms). The mentor and mentee are then emailed and introduced to each other.
Stage 4 Mentoring The mentoring sessions shall commence immediately after each pair has been introduced (at a time convenient to the mentor).  The session consists of 4 positive and constructive conversations, via telephone and email (or Skype).
Stage 5 Closure There will be a formal closure of the Queen’s scheme after the 4th engagement or 6 months from the time of introduction (whichever comes first).

Career Mentor Training

Where a match for a mentor and mentee is found (in terms of career development interests/experiences etc) Careers, Employability and Skills will contact both parties regarding a short training event or activity.  In the case of mentors, this involves being provided with an information pack and asked to; 

  • Read the Alumni Career Mentoring Information pack  
  • Contact us at with any questions you may have.

Mentors will only be asked to complete the application and training stage on one occassion only and will held on the alumni career mentor list for future years.