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Registering to become a mentor is really quick and simple. You will be taken through a quick mentor set up process after which you will be searchable on our eMentoring online platform. Get started by registering here.
As volunteers, you’ll be offering a free service to individuals looking for help and guidance towards their chosen career path. We’d therefore like our mentors to provide support and advice regarding their industry, making a relevant and valued contribution to the students.
eMentoring at The University of Nottingham is really flexible and you can decide how much time you give. When volunteering as a mentor, you will have the option to choose which mentoring 'services' you would like to offer. Services range from answering a few quick questions over email, to taking part in a 4 week, 12 week or 24 week mentoring programme. With our eMentoring system, you can modify your offered services at any time so that you stay in control.
Mentors can accept invitations from a maximum of three mentees. For those who are new to mentoring, it may be you might like to mentor just one or two mentees to begin with. You can then monitor progress with them and take on others as and when you feel comfortable to do so.
eMentoring at The University of Nottingham is designed to be flexible so that it can fit around your schedule. When you sign-up to become a mentor, you will have the option to select which scheme duration suits you the best, whether it's 4 weeks, 12 weeks or 24 weeks. If you would prefer to take part in short term mentoring, then you can opt to answer a few quick questions that a student might have. Alternatively, you can mentor up to three mentees at any given time. If your availabilty changes, then you can update your profile settings to reflect this.
The platform gives the mentor the opportunity to accept or decline a mentee, dependent upon the information given by the mentee. If insufficient information is given initially, you may request more before making a determination.
eMentoring online enables alumni, to extend their volunteering activities and mentor a current student or recent graduate. Mentors will have the opportunity to:
eMentoring enables working professionals, alumni from The University of Nottingham, and individuals with experience and knowledge of a profession/industry, to give their time to the University and mentor a current student. This service is an incredibly important part of our Careers and Employability Service, as it provides students with advice, guidance, insight and inspiration into a field they are interested in.
At times during the process it will be necessary to gather information about how your mentoring relationship is progressing. Both mentee and mentor will carry out an online survey when their mentoring relationship comes to an end, the timing will be dependent on the length of the scheme selected. If for any reason either party needs to contact someone regarding eMentoring then they can do so by emailing the team at eMentoring@nottingham.ac.uk
The University has Public Liability insurance in place that will respond should it be proved that the University to be negligent in its actions towards a member of the public. This policy will respond to volunteers working under the instruction of the University. This covers our legal liability to pay compensation for injuries or illness to a third party or damage to the property of third parties, which are due to The University of Nottingham’s negligence. It does not cover pure accidents (e.g. if a spectator at an event trips over their own feet) or malicious damage (e.g. deliberate damage to equipment).
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