Mentoring Scheme 2023/24
Launch: 16th November
We are launching the CUEA Mentoring Scheme on 16/11/2023 with an online event, for the first time. From that date, students and alumni can begin setting up profiles on our MentorCity platform and searching for a mentor. Students and alumni are invited to join the event to learn about the platform, the changes that have been made, and tips for setting up a successful mentoring relationship. You can access a recording of the session here.
Matching: 16th November to 15th December
We are trialling some changes this year in response to your feedback. We will be using the MentorCity platform to facilitate the matching process – you will be able to search for a mentor or mentee yourself, using the platforms search feature, or we will be running the matching algorithm w/c 11/12/2023. The algorithm will be using updated profile information and criteria to provide a more tailored result.
Establishing Your Channels: until mid-January
The MentorCity platform will be closing in mid-January, so we advise you to exchange contact details with your mentors and mentees as soon as possible and take communication away from the platform. We have found, in general, relationships have been more successful when messaging and video calls are conducted independently from the platform.
Updating/Creating Your Profile
If you took part in the 2022/2023 scheme and would like to take part again, please log in to the platform now and update your profile via the link below – there have been quite a few updates to the profile questions this year in response to participants' feedback so it is essential for everyone to update their profile.
If you have an existing profile but you do not wish to be involved this year, please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be able to deactivate your profile.
Mentoring is a super way to connect with the alumni network, the Department and the future bright talents of the industry, so we recommend it to you as a thoroughly rewarding experience. It also gives both mentors and mentees opportunities to develop skills.
Whilst we know that our members have a great deal to offer as mentors, many of you might be looking for mentors of your own, so we would also encourage you to use the platform to connect with other members of CUEA and form mentoring relationships. You can set you profile to be a mentor, mentee, or both.
If you wish you join the scheme, but are not already a member of MentorCity, then we would be very pleased to have you. Please sign up through the link below.