How does the programme work?
Each student is paired with a mentor for six months. During this time, students and their mentors meet regularly to have confidential discussions about relevant issues, exchange ideas and information, allowing the student to develop confidence, new skills and enhance their career prospects. The programme runs from January - June.
Full training is given to both mentors and mentees so that everyone can benefit as much as possible from the process.
Who can apply?
The programme is open to students who identify as Black Asian Minority Ethnic and who are trainee teachers at the University of Brighton.
Why take part?
By taking part in the BAME Education Mentoring Programme you will:
- Have the opportunity to meet with a BAME person who lives or works locally and discuss issues in confidence
- Get a boost in confidence and wellbeing to achieve in your course and focus your career plans
- Gain insight into the local BAME community.
What commitment is involved?
You will be expected to:
Attend the induction session, where you will hear how to get the most from your mentoring sessions.
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.
Complete and return an evaluation questionnaire.
Keep in regular contact with the programme manager throughout your mentoring experience.
You will have the opportunity to take part in a number of optional sessions:
- Negotiation skills
- Make the most of your experience for your employability
- A practise interview at a local school.
- There will also be opportunity to network and share your experiences with other students on the programme.
When does it happen?
The programme starts in January and culminates in a celebration event in June.