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Aimhigher Mentor Application Form

The Aimhigher Mentoring scheme is a paid opportunity for Birmingham City University undergraduate students to mentor young people from a local school or college. Mentors work with up to five young people, providing guidance and support on areas such as Higher Education, study skills and employability.

Learners are secondary school/college pupils who have been identified by school/college staff for having potential but who are currently underachieving. Mentors receive training and ongoing support to help learners improve their attitudes towards education, help them explore future pathways and reach their potential.

One-to-one or group meetings are held at the school/college on a weekly basis and last approximately one hour. If face-to-face mentoring is not possible, virtual mentoring may take place. The arrangement is for 12 weeks (excluding school holidays). Mentors are encouraged to empower learners, so that they can go on to achieve independently at the end of the process.

This is an exciting, paid opportunity to support young people, develop your employability skills and enrich your University experience.

To find out more information, please read the Aimhigher Mentor Job Description before applying for the Aimhigher Mentor scheme 2021/22.

Applications are now open for the next academic year.

The application deadline for this role is Monday September 27

Interviews will be held at the start of October and training will take place in late October.

Learn more about the position and its requirements by reading the full Aimhigher Mentor job description.

Aimhigher Mentor Application Form
Please confirm you will be a BCU undergraduate student in the 2021-2022 academic year
Application questions

Note: DBS checks In order to be an Aimhigher Mentor, ALL successful applicants will be required to undergo enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please be aware that certain types of offences may impact on our ability to place a mentor within a school or college environment (although this is at each school’s discretion). Therefore, we would encourage any applicants with previous offences to get in touch with us prior to submitting the application, so that we can discuss your application and advise you if we feel that there would be any problems with placement.

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