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Professional Mentoring

Birmingham City University's Professional Mentoring programme links students from across the University with working professionals.

With mentors from a wide range of sectors, including finance, law, education, business, IT and the creative services, we aim to match students and graduates with someone who can give that all important industry insight. Our mentoring programmes are for students in second and third year, post-graduates and recent graduates, who are looking to gain further insight into a particular industry or career path.

The programmes run for periods of ten weeks, and once matched, there is a minimum of five hours of 1-2-1 sessions between mentor and mentee. If you are interested in becoming a mentor please email us for more information.

We celebrate the year’s successes with a virtual awards ceremony, where we celebrate everyone’s participation, showcase some of the fantastic highlights from both mentees and mentors, and confirm multiple award winners!

Benefits of mentoring a student 

  • Spot future talent for organisation
  • Develop mentoring skills
  • Raise business and personal profile working with BCU
  • Build CPD
  • Rewarding experience supporting students
  • Promote Corporate Social Responsibility within organisation
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Entry into BCU Mentor Awards!

Mentor testimonials

How to get involved

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please get in touch with our mentoring team at