Know how well your scheme is doing and demonstrate the value of mentoring
No personal contact details are visible, so student communications stay secure
Move away from paper and spreadsheets and automate many processes such as matching, generating reports and more
Careers services ask university alumni to mentor students
Students mentor other students
Students mentor school pupils to broaden the pool of potential applicants
Staff are mentored to provide personal development and structured support
“The system enables people to connect on a regular basis, to share and communicate. And for those of us administering the programme, we have good information about the activities that they have been involved in, who’s connected with whom and are able to help them with questions they may have about how to find a mentor or mentee and support the introduction and on-going work together. So it has worked very well for us.”
"People now expect you to have a strong online offering. The scheme used to be just face-to-face, but people now expect you to have a good online offering as well as face-to-face. I think lots of universities may want to consider that. People expect the online experience to be the same as other platforms they use in their everyday lives – and they expect it to be smooth and easy-to-use, which is what they get with sfG MentorNet.”
“sfG MentorNet is so efficient. It’s so good. It has reduced the time we spend on running the scheme and enabled us therefore to continue to offer this valuable service to our members – both mentors and mentees, who each say they benefit”
"We are committed to running other events and enhancing student engagement and development – and those take a lot of organising. sfG MentorNet frees up our time to ensure we can run those other events and activities.”
“The support we get from sfG MentorNet is one of the key reasons we continue to work with them. We have always found them very helpful, always willing to answer questions quickly, and sort things out. All of that customer service is incredibly useful where none of us are experts ...”
Cambridge Student Union
The Brunel University London Mentoring Programme, which seeks to match 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students with a professional in a sector they aspire to work in or find out more about.
A persistent challenge within University undergraduate programmes is ensuring students are adequately prepared for their graduate careers.
Kingston University’s Student Enrichment team runs various programmes and mentoring schemes to help enhance the experience and knowledge gained by students at Kingston University.