Date published: June 11, 2018

2017/18 Mentoring on the Ethnic Minority Undergraduate Scheme

This year the Student Experience and Engagement team ran the Ethnic Minority Undergraduate Scheme (EMUS), collaboratively with the National Mentoring Consortium. 23 students were matched with mentors on a one to one basis from professionals in HMRC, Sport England, Network Rail, Morgan Sindall and BBC Sport.

The 6 month scheme enabled students to develop their professional skills, and have an insight into a relevant industry of interest. The students visited the mentor’s offices, got involved in board meetings and shadowed their mentors to build their knowledge of the workplace environment. They took part in mock interviews with a different mentor other than their own and were given written feedback, which gave the mentees a realistic interview practice just before they graduate or seek out their placement opportunity.

Students met their industry mentor once a month and explored options and learned from a professional whom has experienced their own career challenges. Many of our mentees could build their knowledge to understand professional expectations and hear what ‘a day in the life of’ their mentor was like.

On the 3rd May, 5 student mentees and a mentor visited the Leadenhall Building in London to celebrate their mentorship and participation in the scheme. The event was sponsored by AON, and awards for the mentor/mentee of the year award were handed out. We were pleased to bring home awards for:

Mentor of the Year Helen Sharp – Higher Officer Fraud Investigation Services, HMRC

Mentee of the Year Anisah Khaliq – 2nd Year Business and Management

We held our own celebration event on the 6th June here at Salford in Media City campus. It was lovely to hear the different experiences of the students on the scheme, and what a difference it has made to their development.

If you are interested in being matched with a mentor for next year’s scheme, please contact Hannah Wilson

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