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Career Mentoring for students and alumni

Inspire students and fellow alumni as a mentor

Our mentoring schemes offer Nottingham alumni the opportunity to provide meaningful career support to current students and fellow alumni. 

Mentoring develops via remote contact over the academic year, giving participants time to benefit from their mentor's professional experience and knowledge.

Our 2018/19 schemes are  underway. We will open recruitment for the autumn term in summer 2019.

Want to mentor? Contact us 

It doesn't matter where you are in life's journey, there's always something new to learn from somebody else's experiences. Mentoring eabled me to share my career experience, whilst also giving back to the University.
Graham Kill (Mining Engineering, 1987), Portfolio Director and current career mentor

What to expect 

Communicate with mentees over email, phone or video call

As a Career Mentor you can expect:

  • to have a mentee by December
  • regular contact with your mentee, either by email, phone or video-call
  • ongoing support from the Mentoring Team

The commitment 

How much time...

Around 1 hour per month, including: 

  • compulsory online mentor training
  • monthly mentoring sessions with your mentee, ensuring they are making progress 
  • mentoring preparation and feedback

Mentoring Schedule (student mentoring) 

If your application is approved, your profile will be made available for students to select in late October. From there, the schedule is as follows (please note that timings are approximate): Mentoring timeline (student scheme)

The schedule for alumni to alumni mentoring can be found here


Hear from a current mentor 

Volunteer Sam Higginson mentor

Samuel Higginson

Food Science, 2016

Food Technologist,

Marks & Spencers

I offered careers advice and work placements to Jemima, as she was keen to gain as much practical experience as possible.

Their mentee's journey

Student mentee, Jemima

Jemima Willgoss

Food Science student

Seeking insights into the nutrition and food sectors

Sam help refine my CV and module selections, and organised a fantastic placement. I now have a clear plan of action.
Current student seeking a mentor? Contact Careers 

Looking for a mentor? Find out more...


Alumni Relations

Portland Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2408
fax: +44 (0)115 951 3937