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19 July 2017

Make a difference and become a mentor

Solent Futures’ professional mentoring programme supports students and recent graduates in preparing for the world and transition into the workplace.

 If you, or someone you know in a local business, are looking to develop your own leadership and management skills then becoming a professional mentor could be a great place to start.

The programme is open to every student, with a particular focus on mentees that have a disability, are mature (25+), are female, and also students from a minority ethnic group. This year we are also looking for mentors for recent graduates, including our graduate entrepreneurs.

Last year we had 119 mentors and 66 companies involved, including Arqiva, B&Q, Blake Morgan, Carnival UK, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and IBM to name a few. The programme provides a great opportunity for employers to get involved with Solent and to share knowledge and experience by just giving a bit of their time to make a real difference.

For both mentor and mentee, it encourages development of personal and professional skills such as listening, how to hold productive meetings, goal setting, diary management and communication skills. We offer initial training and support along the way with networking opportunities, including a celebration event in 2018. Join in to not only broaden your skills, but also network with organisations and make a real difference to the individual you mentor.

Interested or know someone that may be? Email dan.czaicki@solent.ac.uk.  


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