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Careers Mentoring Schemes

Mentoring at Leeds

The University offers a number of mentoring schemes. Some are managed within individual Faculties, while others are managed by the Careers Mentoring and Widening Participation team

To check if your there is a mentoring programme in your Faculty/School, visit the Faculty Mentoring Scheme page. 

Career Mentoring schemes

We’re thinking carefully about the implications of the Coronavirus pandemic in the context of mentoring schemes this year. The safety of our mentees and mentors remain our priority, which is why all mentoring activity will continue to take place virtually in Semester 2 (January to March 2021).

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us: mentoring@leeds.ac.uk

We have a range of mentoring schemes, from full year, to short online schemes:

eMentoring: a 7-9 week, online eMentoring programme which enables students to connect with professional Leeds Alumni who have fantastic experience and knowledge of various professions and industries.

Take the opportunity to take the lead role in improving your employability prospects. Sign up to be connected with a professional who is working in your area of interest for ‘real world’ advice, guidance and practical information. You will receive their support and guidance to develop application and interview skills and get to know more about what a certain job might involve. The eMentoring scheme is open to all undergraduate students at Leeds.

  • Applications open: 25 January 2021
  • Applications close: 7 February (submit your application by 23.59)
  • Contact period: From w/c 1 March to 23 April 2021

PwC Female Mentoring Scheme (runs January - June): designed for female students on the Plus Programme who would like to connect with female staff based at PwC’s offices in Leeds city centre. Mentees will receive coaching and advice about the skills required to make them employable, along with insight into the transition from academia into industry and beyond. 

  • Applications for 2020/21 are now closed.  

PwC Diversity Mentoring Scheme (runs December - June): mentees will benefit from the experience of being mentored by a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic professional from PwC. Mentors support their mentees to develop confidence in job searching, applications and interview strategies. Applications are welcome from any student who identifies as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.

  • Applications for 2020/21 are now closed.  

Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme - inspiring success (runs October - June): for students who would like to benefit from being matched with one of our expert alumni. This programme enhances their leadership, networking and communication skills in a professional developmental environment. Mentees receive expert advice to help maximise their final year at university, along with insights into their sector of interest. 

Apply in your penultimate year for a mentor during your final year of study, and be motivated and empowered to succeed as a leader in your chosen field.  

  • Applications for academic year 2021/22 will open on in March 2021.

The Leeds Network, an online career networking platform: As a Leeds student you can also connect with Leeds Alumni via the Leeds Network in Leeds for Life to ask career related questions and for industry sector insights and information. Log onto Leeds for Life with your student details to find out more. 

Please note: none of our mentoring schemes are work experience/internship, nor are they intended to lead to an offer of employment with the Mentor/Mentor's employer.  Do not apply to any of the above schemes if you will be participating in another mentoring scheme at the same time. 

Contact the Mentoring and Widening Participation team: mentoring@leeds.ac.uk