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There are so many opportunities for employers like you to ‘give back’ and help students become more work-ready. Remember, these will offer benefits to you too: you will be raising your company's profile on-campus and you could spot a rising star.

Become a mentor

Inspire the next generation by mentoring a student or recent graduate. There’s a minimum time commitment of only eight hours and as well as making you feel good, it can improve your own coaching skills and widen your network. You might even spot an emerging talent and want to recruit them! This Mentoring Scheme has been a very successful way of introducing students to the world of business.

By participating you can:

What does the Mentoring Scheme involve?

How do I get involved?

It's easy to become a mentor — complete our expression of interest form or contact us to find out more.

"All the students we have seen come across as being well taught and motivated. My mentee is always very smart and turns up for meetings punctually…We are now engaging him in some part-time paralegal work.”

– Andrew Cochrane, Senior Partner, Flint Bishop solicitors

Skills and information sessions

Can you help our students prepare for the world of work? We are always looking for employers to run skills and information sessions, such as commercial awareness or interview skills.

These sessions help students gain an understanding of the skills they need for their job-hunting and future careers as well as raising awareness of your organisation. Contact our Employer and Community Engagement team to discuss the options. 

Join the Industry Advisory Board

Help us ensure our courses develop the skills and attributes you want to see in graduates. We’re looking for board members from all sizes of business and from all sectors. We meet three times a year so it’s not a big commitment. Contact our Employer and Community Engagement team to find out more.

Attend an event

We hold a wide range of careers-related events throughout the year. For example, there are two Employability Festivals in Autumn and Spring and a number of smaller events organised by colleges, such as the Design Connection event and Hospitality Industry Networking Day. These are great opportunities to talk to students directly and start to build a relationship with our University.

See the latest events for businesses.

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Contact us

To find out more about how you can share your knowledge and engage with our students, please contact our Employer and Community Engagement team.