Find a mentor

If you’re looking for a role model to inspire and support you during your studies, join the hundreds of students who sign up for our mentoring scheme each year.

Benefit from a professional mentor

Our mentoring scheme is a great opportunity for you to make connections and get advice from an industry professional. Hear from some of our students and their mentors.

Your mentoring questions answered

What is a mentor?

A mentor is someone who ideally has experience in your chosen field. They've volunteered to support you with your learning and early career development.

How does the mentoring scheme work?

It's really simple:

  • You apply for the scheme
  • We match you with a potential mentor
  • We invite you to swap contacts
  • You take it from there!

Your mentor will expect you to be nervous when you first meet, so don't worry. They may suggest that you initially meet on campus, or in another familiar setting, to put you at ease. During this initial meeting, you'll get the chance to talk about what you want to get out of the scheme.

As you build your relationship with your mentor, we'll support you with workshops, one-to-ones, and regular catch-up sessions with our staff to make sure you're getting the most out of the scheme.

What will I get out of the scheme?

Mentoring schemes offer plenty of personal and professional benefits. For example, you'll be able to:

  • Get valuable advice from an established professional
  • Explore your chosen industry
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Gain industry contacts
  • Build your confidence and boost your job prospects

Will my mentor relate to me?

The mentors we work with are very keen to support you and share their knowledge and experience. Plus, they get something out of the relationship too – insights from young people who could be the future stars of their industry.

In areas such as education and health, mentors can be a key part of any placement. They are often former University of Greenwich students, so they know exactly what you're going through.

How do I apply for the scheme?

To apply or find out more, please get in touch.

  • Mentoring is almost a short version of a placement. You’ll find out more about the industry you’re interested in. It’s about making sure that you feel comfortable and fit right in.

    - Mia Clarke, Business & Finance Student, Mentee

  • Having one-to-one contact that's outside the university with a professional person to guide you is fantastic.

    - Candace Charles, BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design