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Mentoring Schemes

Mentoring at Leeds

What is mentoring?

A process which links individuals, providing them with an opportunity to learn from a professional who shares their expertise, knowledge and insights to support development as you (the mentee) progress through your student journey. Mentoring is widely recognised as an effective tool for enhancing graduate career prospects.  


The mentoring relationship can be hugely beneficial. Our Mentors could have either studied a similar programme to you and/or be working in an area that interests you. Some of the benefits reported by mentees include:

  • personal and professional development
  • having specialist/sector related guidance which helps to focus ideas/goals
  • development of professional networks
  • an increase in morale, confidence, and of feeling valued
  • increase in engagement and satisfaction.

Start your Mentoring Journey

As a student at Leeds, you have an opportunity to apply be mentored by professionals who have volunteered their time to support you, either as part of a specific mentoring programme in your School or via the Mentoring Hub in the Careers Centre. 

To check if your School/Faculty has a mentoring programme, see the Faculty Scheme link.

For information on the mentoring programmes offered by the Careers Centre, see the Mentoring Hub Scheme link.

As well as finding a mentor, you can also contact University of Leeds Alumni (recent graduates) to ask a question. To read their career profiles or contact Alumni who have studied the same course as you/working in the industry you want to enter, visit the Leeds Network on the Leeds for Life website.

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