Momentum mentoring scheme
Momentum is an award-winning mentoring scheme set up by the University of Brighton Careers Service. It aims to pair university students who wish to gain employability skills and confidence with professionals and managers who wish to share their experience.
- How does Momentum work?
- Who can apply?
- Why take part?
- What commitment is involved?
- When does it happen?
Each student is paired with a mentor from a local business for six months. During this time, students and their mentors meet regularly to exchange ideas and information, allowing the student to develop new skills and enhance their career prospects.
Full training is given to both mentors and mentees so that they can benefit as much as possible from the process.
Momentum is open to all current students at the University of Brighton. It is particularly suited to second year undergraduates, but we welcome applications from all students, including postgraduates.
By taking part in Momentum you will:
- make a useful professional contact in business or public administration
- gain insight into how businesses run
- identify and build the skills you need to develop (for example, presentation skills, networking techniques, interview and management styles, CVs and perhaps most importantly, confidence).
- get a regular boost to achieve in your course and focus your career plans.
The scheme starts with an induction evening at which a trainer will teach you how to get the most from the scheme. You will meet up with your mentor for the first time shortly afterwards and then arrange your own regular meetings until the final awards ceremony in May.
You will be expected to:
- attend the induction session
- attend the introduction seminar
- meet with your mentor for a total of at least 12 hours (approximately two hours per month)
- keep in regular phone/email contact with your mentor and prepare for meetings
- attend the mid-term event in February
- complete and return an evaluation questionnaire
- attend the awards ceremony in May.
There will also be the opportunity to socialise, network and share your experiences with other students and mentors on the scheme.
Applications are accepted from late August - early October each year. Watch the website for details.
The programme starts at the beginning of November and culminates in an awards ceremony and review in May of the following year.
Read our information on becoming a mentor.