With these one-to-one relationships, you'll have the opportunity to talk to a UEA alumnus (or other career professional/entrepreneur) who can help you make decisions about your own plans and build up your confidence. You will receive six hours of one-to-one advice and guidance in person (if location allows) or via email, telephone or Skype over a six-month period.
How does it work?
- Complete the Mentoring Registration Form
- We will review our pool of mentors for a suitable match
- We will be in touch with the details of your mentor and what to do next
- You will need to contact your mentor and arrange your first meeting
- We will check in with you once a month to see how your mentoring relationship is going.
What can I expect?
You may be matched with a mentor from the same School of Study or from a different School, or with a career professional or entrepreneur who did not attend UEA but has a wealth of experience. All of our mentors have a lot to offer you wherever they are from and are keen to help you! You should not expect to be offered work experience from your mentor and we would discourage you from asking.
Who are the mentors?
Our mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds and sector areas. Many are based locally, but we also have mentors across the UK and even overseas. In 2017-18 there were over 170 mentors on the programme and their experience covered numerous sector areas including banking and finance, media, environmental, heritage, technology, marketing and many more.
Who can apply?
Mentoring relationships are open to all year groups and all levels of study, as well as recent graduates (within 3 years of graduation). Support is also available for current students and recent graduates looking to set up or grow their own business.
When does it take place?
You can apply at any time for six month mentoring as we match mentees and mentors all year round. We would encourage current students to apply early in the academic year so that these six month relationships can take place before the Assessment period and summer holiday period starts.
Please note: Being matched on the programme is subject to capacity and availability of our mentors. We will try where we can to find a suitable mentor. If we are unable to match you, we will endeavour to help you by directing you to our other services, relevant events and resources.
“I gained a lot of help and advice not just in looking at the different careers, but also getting help looking for internships, with my applications, and also my CV.”