AimHigher Mentoring Scheme

Mentors are BCU undergraduate students working with 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.

Mentees are secondary school and college pupils, identified by school/college staff as having potential but are underachieving or lack academic confidence. 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.


We accept applications from current BCU undergraduate students. Find out more about what it means to be an Aimhigher mentor by clicking the button below.

Open to current BCU students only.