University of Plymouth mentoring opportunities

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves” Steven Spielberg 

Mentoring is a great way to raise your career aspirations, gain knowledge and insight from the professionals in the sector.

There are so many benefits for both mentee and mentor and through the mentoring journey both professional and personal skills are developed and improved.

There are information evenings held for prospective Mentors to learn more about all of our programmes and you can email to ask for a 1-1 anytime or to receive the zoom link for the below sessions.

  • 9 May, 12.30pm
  • 8 June, 9am
  • 6 July, 5pm
  • 11 August, 11am

Students, there will be information sessions held on myCareer events calendar to discuss all mentoring programmes.

Inspire potential; awaken possibility

Find out more and contact us

To find out more about any of these schemes, whether you are a student or a prospective or current mentor, please email:

Annette Goddard and Melanie Jones
Mentoring team

Alumni Engagement Team

I'm a student, why should I join a mentoring scheme?

The Careers Service offers four different programmes of mentoring to students at the University, from 1–1 meetings in our Professional Mentoring Programme to a new group mentoring programme. We offer an employer-specific programme and an all online platform for students and graduates. Whichever way you prefer to be mentored, we have it covered! There are many benefits to joining a mentoring programme. Alongside gaining invaluable knowledge and experience from a professional in your chosen sector, you will have access to practical support and an array of resources and tools available at your fingertips.
Whatever year you are in, mentoring can really broaden horizons and boost your career options; from CV support to mock interviews, top tips to social media connections, mentoring gives you a personalised way to develop your understanding of the sector you are interested in.

My mentor (Simon) has really helped me open my eyes to the real world and has provided me with excellent advice regarding networking, required attributes, and how to achieve my long-term goals, both academically and practically.

Edi Salihu​, MSc Finance

Our mentoring schemes

Interested in being a mentor?

Why be a Mentor?
The benefits of being a mentor are endless: you can refine you own skillset while supporting others, offering expertise and guidance and overall feeling a real sense of achievement. Whether through a 1–1 mentoring journey or as part of our group programme, your experience will be invaluable.
Professional Mentoring Programme
Email to apply. You can also connect via LinkedIn to see the latest information and mentor updates.
University of Plymouth Mentor Application
Please sign up as an alumni of Plymouth. Once verified you can access the portal and decide whether you could offer one off support or become an E-Mentor. 

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and industry experience along with supporting students with a range of techniques including CV writing, interviewing techniques, ways to stand out from the crowd, confidence building and on occasions, being able to offer shadowing and a look behind the scenes opportunities.

Scott Grenney,​ Mentor from Eddystone Media

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