Monday Mentoring programme welcomes new cohort of students
The second round of Monday Mentoring kicked off this month with over 50 students signing up to take part in the programme.
Monday Mentoring is a 6-week online group mentoring programme hosted by the Future Space Team. This programme aims to help mentees set and achieve goals whilst encouraging students to work together, connect and build strong relationships with both mentors and fellow mentees. These virtual weekly sessions involve students working with their mentor to discuss their goals or any challenges they are currently experiencing. We provide students with a goal setting tool to help structure the sessions, assist with the goal setting process and explore any potential barriers or support that may be required to help acheive these goals. Not only do students have the opportunity to gain support from their mentor, but students are encouraged to help one another during the sessions and it is fantastic to see students learning from each other’s experiences.
This year, we have had an overwhelming response from mentor applications, and it is great to see some familiar faces signing up to become mentors, including some Loughborough University London alumni. Our mentors come from a variety of career backgrounds including sport, marketing, and creative industries, providing our students with the unique opportunity to gain knowldege and insights from mentors across different sectors.
Since launching this programme, we have received lots of positive feedback from our students and who have found the Monday Mentoring programme highly valuable to their career development.
“The mentors were transformational in helping me identify areas of interest and devise career paths post my masters”
“The mentors offered great insight into relevant industries, guidance on where to focus and determining key areas of interest”.
One of our previous mentees recently wrote a blog post sharing her experience of the Monday Mentoring programme. This is available to read on our blog.
We would like to thank all of our mentors who have volunteered to support our students as part of the Monday Mentoring programme so far.
If you would like more information on how to become a Monday Mentor for the next academic year (September 2021) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those students who have not had an opportunity to take part yet, or those who would like to reapply to participate in the Monday Mentoring programme, we will be running Monday Mentoring again in June 2021. Applications will open in May 2021.
Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.
Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.
Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.
Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.
The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.