Diversity Group Mentoring programme

Welcome to the Diversity Group Mentoring Programme.

We want to ensure that all of our students have equal opportunities when it comes to navigating and becoming successful in the graduate job market.

Our Diversity Group Mentoring programme is specifically designed for students from all Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to develop their employability skills and inspire self-confidence when searching, applying and interviewing for jobs.

Across 4 group sessions, students will be mentored on specific themes which may include; creativity, public speaking, self-promotion, leadership and people management, career progression and start-ups.

Benefits for students

Taking part in the Diversity Group Mentoring programme will equip you with the skills and tools needed to be successful in the workplace. You will become more confident in articulating your career goals by networking and having open discussions with your peers. You will also gain valuable insight into the world of work from someone who has become successful in their career and who has shared lived experiences.

Have questions? Unsure if this is for you? Drop-ins and information sessions can be found on the appointment calendar on myCareer.

Benefits for mentors

We are actively seeking professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds to mentor students in a group setting to help them fulfil their potential. Our mentors will not only gain a sense of value and satisfaction by shaping student outcomes, they will develop their own leadership and coaching skills as well as getting to meet and hear opinions from, future members of the workforce.

If you would like to become one of our Diversity Group Mentors, please email mentoring.careers@plymouth.ac.uk.

Applications open: 1 November 2021

Applications close: 1 December 2021

Start of programme:

26 January 2022
23 February 2022
30 March 2022

You must attend all sessions.

End of programme:

27 April 2022

Student training dates 

17-21 January 2022

You will be expected to attend a session between these dates

Mentor training dates 

6-10 December 2022

Any questions?

If you have any questions or queries please contact Annette Goddard, Student Engagement Officer, and Melanie Jones, Student Engagement Administrator.

Email: mentoring.careers@plymouth.ac.uk

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Drop-in and information sessions can be found on myCareer