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Benefit from an Industry Mentor

Student applications are now closed.

Please note that student applications for the Queen's Widening Participation Student Mentoring Programme are now closed for this academic year and will reopen in 2022. 

 

Queen’s Widening Participation Student Mentoring Programme

Could you benefit from an Industry Mentor?

Take the opportunity to take the lead role in improving your employability prospects. Sign up to be connected with an industry professional who has volunteered their time to support you with ‘real world’ advice, guidance and practical information.

You will receive their support and guidance to develop your leadership, networking, communication, application and interview skills and get to know more about what a certain job might involve. The Mentoring scheme is open to all undergraduate students from a Widening Participation background (see eligibility criteria below).

a mentor sitting at a table with a student chatting  whilst the student writes notes
What is mentoring?

Mentoring is a process which links individuals, providing them with an opportunity to learn from a professional who shares their expertise, knowledge and insights to support development as you (the mentee) progress through your student journey. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing graduate career prospects.  

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Eligibility criteria

Education should have an equal opportunity to do so and we have a support including the Pathway Opportunity Programme, Care Leavers and Senior Academy.

The Programmes provide the students with support in study and academic skills, university applications and confidence building activities. 

Our mentees come from a variety of backgrounds including:

  • Being the first in their family to attend University
  • Caring for a family member or dependent
  • Residing in a disadvantaged neighbourhood
  • Being a refugee or asylum seeker
  • Having experience in the care of the Health and Social Care Trust

More about Widening Participation at Queen’s