SWDTP Student Mentorship Scheme

The SWDTP is looking for Student Mentors to offer one-on-one support to the new cohort that will be arriving during the 20190/2020 academic year.

Undertaking a PhD can be a massive, daunting experience, so we are looking for people who can help the new students settle in, answer their questions and hand out advice that will make this transition in their lives as smooth as possible.

2019/2020 will be the fourth year that the Student Mentor scheme will run. It is a good opportunity to meet new people, strengthen your networks and enhance your own skills and personal development, as well as earn a little bit of money! It is not a huge time commitment but a very positive way to help make a difference.  

 Mentors will be required to undertake some on-line training at the beginning of September after which we will then begin matching them up with the new starters who have requested a mentor. 

If you attended the mentor training in 2016, 2017 or 2018 you can sign up to be a mentor again, but are not required to do the training again. Having said that the on-line training will help act as a refresher, so it’s recommended you have a look! 

Please see the file below for an overview of the scheme.

Also, we are looking for people to act as site mentors to oversee mentoring activities at Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and UWE. Site mentors are the first point of contact for any concerns that the mentors may have and will help facilitate the mentor-mentee relationships. They will also help run a small get together at each site before the mentees arrive, to allow mentors to voice concerns and talk through any issues.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor, or a site mentor, then please email Maike Klein, the Mentoring Student Coordinator, at mk2073@bath.ac.uk