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 email@example.com.
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.