For just 12 hours of your time, you could change a student's career


  • Can you spare 12 hours of your time to mentor a Westminster student, starting from this November?

  • Do you want to develop your coaching skills and grow your professional network and connection to the University?

  • Do you have more than four years experience in a graduate level role?

  • Are you a business leader, manager or individual with a useful insight to the recruitment and selection methods used by employers across various industries?

If the answer is 'yes' to most of these questions, then the Alumni Mentoring Scheme could be for you. Our scheme has experienced huge growth since it was established in 2010, and is seeking to recruit quality mentors to help meet the huge student demand.

Alongside work placements, internships and careers advice, our mentoring scheme offers you a great opportunity to provide one-to-one support to Westminster students. The scheme is open to all of our students, and aims to link them with professionals to enhance their employability through confidence building, networking and developing key employment skills. It also gives students the chance to learn about the opportunities available in specific career areas.

What's involved?

Our mentors and students meet once or twice a month between November and April, usually at the mentor’s workplace, although space can be made available at the University. The mentoring partnership will involve a minimum of 12 hours of your time.

With our support, you will draw up a Learning Contract with the student which sets out the objectives for the scheme, and how they can be achieved. The scheme aims to build mutually supportive relationships, with objectives that could include;

  •  improvement of study skills

  •  building self-confidence

  •  time management

  •  communication skills

  • enhanced understanding of the world of work

You will be invited to attend an induction session, where you will be introduced to your mentee, and we also hope you will feed back to us at regular intervals. We also organise a celebration evening to mark the end of the scheme in April/May.

I am based overseas; can I still mentor a student?

We welcome applications from those based all around the world to participate in the scheme. Students and their mentors can conduct their meetings in person or via Skype. We currently have mentors based in China, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Romania and many other countries.

Where can I sign up?

Please sign up using our Mentor Application Form.

For more details please contact:

Career Development Centre
T: +44 (0)20 7911 5184

University of Westminster
, Cavendish House, 1st Floor,
101 New Cavendish Street,
London W1W 6XH