Could you be an Alumni Mentor?
Starting university can be an exciting time, but it can also prove to be a nerve wracking experience, particularly if you’re not sure what to expect.
You may have remembered worrying about moving away from home for the first time or how you would budget and manage your finances. Or perhaps you wondered how to talk to your lecturers, what to wear on your first day, and how you were going to make new friends!
That’s why we’re launching our new Alumni Peer Mentoring Programme! This year-long programme matches you with In2scienceUK alumni, who are about to start their university undergraduate course in Autumn 2022.
Read on to find out how you could join us in the role of Alumni Mentor, helping us to make an incredible difference, by supporting a younger version of you!
What does the programme involve?
As a mentor, you’ll be matched with an Alumni Mentee, or a small group of alumni mentees, in their first year of university.
Over the course of the 2022/23 academic year, you’ll have six meetings with your mentees to help them navigate questions like “What should I wear on my first day?”, “How do I prepare for my exams?” and “How do I make new friends?”
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.
The Alumni Peer Mentoring journey
An online training session on how to be a mentor. You’ll also find out who your mentees are!
An introductory meeting to get to know your mentee(s)
Four online or in-person meetings with your mentee(s) throughout the year to support them during their first year of university
An in-person networking event in London to practise your networking skills and build those all important connections
Final meeting with your mentees. Plus an opportunity to reflect on the skills you’ve learnt over the course of the year