Career mentoring

You can help our students and recent graduates to develop their careers by taking part in our career mentoring scheme.

Career mentoring offers Nottingham alumni the opportunity to provide career advice and support to current students and graduates in their first year after leaving university. Mentoring develops via remote contact over four to five months, giving participants time to benefit from their mentor's professional experience and knowledge. We've matched hundreds of alumni with students and new graduates since the scheme began – it's a great way for you to pass on wisdom and expertise to help the next generation embark on a successful career!

Applications for the 2022-23 season of career mentoring have now closed. Please use the form below to express your interest in career mentoring in the future.

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Mentoring Timetable 2022 - 2023 (Current students and Class of 2022 alumni)  

We are currently supporting current students and Class of 2022 alumni. 

Timescales for both cohorts are below (please note: student and alumni to alumni mentoring will run concurrently): 

Cohort 1: November 2022 to March 2023

  • Mentee registrations: Open 30 August
  • Mentor/mentee matching: Across October, mentors will be notified of a match in mid-November
  • One-to-one mentoring period: From mid-November until mid-March
  • Evaluation: Late March

Mentors who are not matched in cohort 1 will be notified no later than 30 November 2022.

Cohort 2: March 2023 to June 2023

  • Mentee registrations: Open 3 January
  • Mentor/mentee matching: Late January to late February
  • One-to-one mentoring period: Early March until mid-June
  • Evaluation: Late June

Mentors who are not matched in cohort 2 will be notified no later than 28 February 2023.


What to expect from us

If we find you a match you can expect:

  • to receive introductory online training 
  • to receive ongoing support from your Mentoring Coordinator
  • to receive check-ins from our team across the duration of your mentoring partnership, ensuring everything is going well 

The Mentor:
 Hear why Amy, a senior scientist at local business Sygnature Discovery, chose to mentor Nottingham students.

What we expect from you

If matched you will need to accept our mentor agreement and also commit to: 

  • virtual mentor training at the start of the scheme  
  • monthly mentoring sessions over email, text or videocall with your mentee
  • providing feedback in check-ins and end of scheme evaluation to our team 


The Mentee: Hear how mentoring helped neuroscience student Nerissa to feel inspired about her future career.