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Mentoring at Aston University


At Aston we offer a variety of mentoring schemes to enable students, alumni and professionals alike to have the opportunity to support the Aston student community, develop skills, expand networks and share experiences. Students have the opportunity to engage in mentoring activities at every stage of their learning journey.

The mentoring schemes at Aston University are co-ordinated by The Learner Enhancement Team which is part of the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP).

Mentoring Schemes

Peer Mentoring 

Here you can see an overview of undergraduate mentoring programmes.

Pre-arrival mentoring

New students are in contact via e-mail with a current student from the moment they accept their place at Aston throughout September, to help them prepare for starting university.

Transition mentoring

First year students are matched with a second year mentor from their degree programme to share their knowledge and ease transition into life at Aston.

Placement mentoring

Second year students are matched with final years returning from placement to offer support on the placement search and experience.

Final year Mentoring

Students on placement can e-mentor a second year student as in Placement Mentoring, or can have a final year e-mentor, for an insight into the last year of study and to keep informed of the news from campus.

Graduate E-mentoring

Graduates can keep in touch with their Aston roots and help other students by e-mentoring a final year student, giving advice on seeking a graduate position and what to expect from full time work.

Postgraduate Mentoring

First year, newly arriving postgraduate students are mentored by more experienced postgraduate student mentors. The mentors offer advice, guidance and practical tips and support the integration of the new students.

Professional Mentoring

Second year undergraduates are matched to professional industry mentors who offer ‘real life’ business advice and provide an insight into leading organisations.

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The Learner Enhancement Team

Third Floor (Main Building)
MB369a
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET
T: 0121 204 5229
E: learner.enhancement@aston.ac.uk

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