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WP Mentors

Apply here to be a Mentor on our Outreach Programmes!

There are three programmes that offer current Warwick students the opportunity to become a Mentor - join our team to share your passion about higher education and to inspire school students to consider university as a future pathway.

Applications open from 25th September to 22nd October 2019 (inclusive).

If you feel that your current studies would not give you enough time to commit to one of these longer-term programmes, but you want to have a job that involves working with people, do consider applying to be a part of the Warwick Welcome Service, the team of enthusiastic current Warwick students who are the 'face of Warwick' to prospective students.

Want to find out more?

Contact the Outreach team to find out more before applying:

02476 537555

outreach@warwick.ac.uk

Key Information

Think about it. How did your aspirations develop? How did you make decisions about your future? What did you have to do to get to where you are today? How did you overcome the challenges you were faced with on the way? As a mentor, you will discover the potential of your personal story to inspire, encourage and impart confidence to young people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in Higher Education
    Mentoring means being people-focused. It's an opportunity to refine your passion for working with people. You will be exposed to new situations that will bring out your strengths, show you where your comfort zone is and what it takes to push yourself beyond your limits. You will receive support and professional guidance from staff through training, reflection opportunities and ongoing feedback.
      Your timetable means that work has to fit around your study commitments. That's what we offer you. Each mentoring programme is structured in a way that it won't impact upon your studies. At the same time, you will also be part of the Warwick Welcome Service team of Student Ambassadors which gives you access to a wide range of other ad-hoc work opportunities to supplement your mentoring role if you want to work more.
        Mentoring has many facets and provides you with a unique environment to develop lots of different key skills. You will learn what it takes to lead a group of young people, how to engage with a very diverse audience, put yourself in their shoes and respond to their challenges. You will develop as a team player, strengthen your organisational skills and also develop your resilience because working with young people takes tenacity and patience. You will be trained and supported by our staff to help you engage with your personal development as a mentor.
          All mentors are part of a professional team led by staff from the Outreach Team which gives you the opportunity to engage with other current students who share your passion, you will learn from each other and grow together as a team. You will share your professional learning experiences as a mentor, work through challenges together and have lots fun along the way!

            Student Progression Team

            Support a group of young people to achieve their aspirations, make informed choices and develop their confidence through weekly interactive sessions in a local school during Spring Term. View the job description here.

            UniTracks

            Work with highly able 14-16 year olds, supporting them in subject-led group projects (on campus and online) and helping them to improve their academic attainment at GCSE level through a residential revision Bootcamp. View the job description here.

            Warwick Sutton Scholars

            Join a team of mentors to work with a cohort of highly able year 8 and 9 students on Saturday Campus Days throughout the year by mentoring them in core academic skills and group work projects as well as helping them explore higher education and develop their own confidence. View the job description here.

            Warwick Welcome Service

            As a mentor, you will be part of our team of enthusiastic Student Ambassadors who are the 'face of Warwick' to prospective students. This will give you access to a wide range of additional work opportunities and develop your interpersonal and customer service skills.