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SBM Mentoring

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Since launching in 2018, over 400 mentors working across a wide range of industries have supported our students. Our SBM Mentoring programme provides organisations with the opportunity to work with students over a six-month period.

This is a unique opportunity to enhance professional skills such as leadership and communication. This year we are running one mentoring cycle from January – June 2024. The next cohort will run in the next academic year. If you are interested in taking part, please email the SBM Mentoring Team.

SBM Mentoring is a six-month long programme which connects students from the School of Business and Management with a member of our alumni community, or an experienced UK-based working professional.

This programme is exclusive to students from the School of Business and Management.
Please note that SBM Mentoring is designed to support undergraduate students so their applications will be prioritised.

Benefits include and extend beyond:

  • Acquiring an understanding of the professional world
  • Increasing your professional network
  • Learning how to write persuasive job applications, CVs and/or covering letters
  • Improving your interview techniques
  • Building your interpersonal skills and self-confidence
  • Gaining invaluable knowledge, information and advice
  • Enhancing your career development
  • Included in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

As a mentee, you will be required to:

•    Attend an in-person induction session
•    Commit to a minimum of 6 meetings with your mentor (remote or in person) and attend a launch event to meet mentor for the first time and network with professionals
•    Ensure that you are regularly communicating with your mentor
•    Provide updates to the SBM Mentoring team (when requested) and inform them if there are any issues with the partnership
•    Complete a pre-mentoring survey and end of scheme evaluation
•    Adhere to the SBM Mentoring Agreement all at times

Learn more about our SBM Mentoring programme!

Hear what previous mentors and mentees have to say!

A quote from a student that reads: “I began this year feeling extremely stressed and anxious because I didn’t know what I wanted to do after university but being able to speak to someone who has gone through the same experiences and emotions, and has had great success in their field, has been reassuring and motivating. I am so grateful for my mentor and this programme. It has really encouraged me to put myself out there and I am so excited to be starting a graduate scheme soon.
A quote from a mentor that reads: The SBM Career Mentoring programme plays a very important role in connecting student to the real world of work and to gain confidence and understanding of how to approach employment after their studies. I wish I would have had the opportunity to do something like this whilst at university!

If you or your organisation are interested in this opportunity or any of our other opportunities

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