Mentors Offered (and needed)

Our Manchester Gold mentoring programme is a competitive scheme giving successful postgrads (and undergrads) the chance to link up with a professional in their chosen career area. Through a series of 4 meetings in the academic year, you get to learn about the work your mentor does, and get hints and tips on how to improve your chances to get into that field.

Not all areas are covered, and it’s limited to about 100 people on the scheme each year, but luck favours those who ignore the odds and think “well, someone’s going to get the chance … might as well be me”. Convince us, by registering at the Manchester Gold website before the deadline of 17th October.

This year, to whet your appetite, we’ve also got a list of the types of potential mentors already signed up and waiting for mentees. This includes mentors from finance & consultancy (eg. UBS, KPMG, Towers Perrin), law (eg. Eversheds), science, IT & engineering (eg. Paterson Institute, IBM, AMEC), creative & marketing (eg. BBC) and more. In particular, we have mentors who are  interested in mentoring through our specialist diversity strands. This includes strands for black and ethnic minority, disabled, LGBT and female students.

We’re also very keen to hear from more potential mentors – which might be you, if you have previous (or current) experience outside postgraduate study which you would be prepared to share with other students. I’ve met so many talented and experienced current postgrads over the years, with amazing work histories, that I know you’re out there – just drop us a line if you’re interested in giving another student a helping hand.