University Student mentoring
We are looking for Students from The University of Sussex to join our Mentoring scheme.
The IntoUniversity Mentoring scheme matches a young person aged 10-17 with a university student. The aim of the scheme is to inspire our students and to support their academic attainment, social skills and future planning through one-to-one support. The scheme has been awarded Approved Provider status by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
What does being a Mentor involve?
- Meeting with your mentee for at least five hour-long sessions between October 2016 and March 2017. . The mentoring scheme has been designed to flexibly fit around the mentor's studies so in the exam period they are not expected to have meetings.
- Activities might include helping with homework, cooking or taking part in a group trip to a university.
- Attending a graduation event with your mentee at the end of the year.
- The mentoring scheme is a really fantastic opportunity to have a long-term positive impact on one of our students.
- Off-site trips.
What can you expect from us?
- Full training in advance of beginning your role
- Ongoing support from IntoUniversity staff
- The opportunity to develop valuable new skills and experience
- Recognition through the IntoUniversity accreditation scheme
To find out more about mentoring please watch our video https://youtu.be/WKyHIB8AyFs
To apply for the mentoring scheme visit http://intouniversity.org/apply
IntoUniversity staff will carefully match you with a mentee based on personality, shared interest, and gender.
1. All the mentors will receive full training in advance of beginning their role. The mentors will then receive ongoing support during their role as well as the opportunity for further training and continued professional development.
2. The opportunity to develop valuable new skills and experience.
3. The mentor's hard work will be recognised through the IntoUniversity accreditation scheme.
The Mentoring Scheme is open to current students from the University of Sussex.
Individuals who have graduated within the last year from one of the above universities may also apply.
This role would suit someone who has:
o Good communication skills
o An approachable and friendly character
o The ability to inspire and motivate young people
o A passion for supporting disadvantaged young people
o The ability to build a relationship with a young person.
No experience needed as full training provided.
- Young People
- General Helping
- Disabled Access
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Health and Safety
- Insurance Cover for Volunteers
- Support on Offer
When: 07/11/2017 - 08/05/2018
We are based in St Andrew's Church Hall, Hillside and our nearest train station is Mouslecoomb.
This opportunity is available
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