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Mentoring (students)

Business Services - Mentoring for students

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 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!

I got involved as a Mentor to help in the development of a young person’s professional life, to impart the knowledge I had gained from leaving University into professional life and finally to give something back to the local community. As a mentor, the programme also provided me with a refresher on the skills needed to successfully navigate the job market as all too often it is easy to forget the basics of CV skills, interviewing etc..

Programmes like this are invaluable to give undergraduates an insight into what employers look for and give themselves the best chance at landing that graduate role.

 Prithpal Saimbi, Private Client Paraplanner, Charles Stanley and previous 'Mentor of the Year' winner.
How to get involved: 
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please get in touch with our mentoring team at