Join as an Alumni Mentee

Are you starting university in Autumn 2022?

Starting university can be an exciting time, but it can also be a nerve wracking experience, particularly if you’re not sure what to expect. 

Maybe you’re thinking about how you’ll manage your finances or what it will be like moving away from home. Or perhaps you’re wondering how to talk to your lecturers, what to wear on your first day and how to make new friends!

Having a mentor can be really reassuring, and help with that uncertain transition to university life. That’s why we’re launching our new Alumni Peer Mentoring Programme!

This year-long programme is open to all alumni starting undergraduate degrees at London universities in Autumn 2022, and will provide you with support from a fellow Alumni Mentor a few years ahead of you in their STEM journey.

Read on to find out how to join the programme and how you could benefit from an Alumni Mentor supporting you as you transition into university life.

Applications are now open!

Deadline to apply is 23:59pm on 28 August 2022

Check the eligibility criteria before you apply

What does the programme involve?

As a mentee, you’ll be matched with an Alumni Mentor a few years ahead of you in their STEM journey.

Over the course of your first year at university, you’ll have six meetings with your mentor to chat about anything from making new friends to preparing for exams. 

Plus, you’ll be invited to an in-person networking event in London where you can practice your networking skills and build those all important connections.

During this programme, you will receive…

Mentoring

An Alumni Mentor to support you during your first year of university

Welcome session

A welcome session to meet the other mentees and find out how to make the most of the programme

Support

Resources and support from the In2scienceUK Alumni Team throughout the year to help you transition to university life

Networking events

An in-person networking event in London to practice those all important networking skills.

Employability skills

Priority sign up to Alumni workshops. Plus all the skills you gain from completing the programme!

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be 18 or over by 1 September 2022
  • You must be entering your first year of an undergraduate university degree in Autumn 2022 
  • Your must be due to attend a university based in London

The Alumni Peer Mentoring journey

July-August 2022

Applications open!

21 August 2022

Applications close

September 2022

An online welcome session for all new mentees. You’ll also find out who your mentor is!

October 2022

An introductory meeting to get to know your mentor

November 2022 – April 2023

Four online or in-person meetings with your mentor to chat about your first year of university

March 2023

An in-person networking event in London where you can practise your networking skills and build those all important connections.

June 2023

A final meeting with your mentor and a final session with all the mentees to bid farewell to the programme and to look ahead to your second year of university!

Applications are now open!

Deadline to apply is 23:59pm on 28 August 2022

Check the eligibility criteria before you apply

The Alumni Peer Mentoring Programme is generously supported by The Charity of Sir Richard Whittington.