Prospective undergraduates

Mentoring

Our students have benefited from a mentoring programme, which matches current students with past graduates from the School.

In previous years, the School has collaborated with the University Careers Service to run a successful mentoring programme. Graduates from the School have been invited to connect with current students and offer advice and guidance regarding their career path.

This programme has typically been available to second and third year students. Upon signing up, our students have been matched with graduates whose interests, skills and work experience are most relevant for the student in question. Meetings can take place in person, or over Skype or the telephone. Every graduate who volunteers as a mentor receives formal training and - in our experience - is incredibly generous with their time.

Having the space and freedom to talk about my career aspirations with an alumni in my field of interest has made the job-hunting process seem so much less impossible. I have loved being a participant of the History mentoring project because it has hugely boosted my career confidence and given me the patience to take each career step as it.

Sarah DobsonHistory student & mentoring participant

Our mentoring programme received a write-up in Edinburgh Friends magazine. To hear from Catherine Thomas, a mentor, and Lucy Hughes, the student she mentored, follow the link below and read their interview.

Edinburgh Friends mentoring feature