MINT: Mentoring, Internships, Networking and Talks

In the wake of the pandemic, the GCU Foundation and Alumni Team launched an innovative new programme aimed at supporting recent graduates and final year students to help enhance their employability and increase their chances of gaining employment at the earliest possible opportunity.

MINT: Mentoring, Internships, Networking and Talks has received high-profile support from our Founding Donor, Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, who has donated £200,000 to establish the Internship Fund, as well as backing from other notable honorary graduates and alumni of the University including actor Martin Compston, Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer at NatWest Group, Anne Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder of Stemettes, Brian Duffy, CEO of Watches of Switzerland and British fashion designer Christopher Raeburn.

Following the launch of the Programme in May 2020, we reached out to alumni and friends to ask if they would like to get involved in the Programme and we have been simply overwhelmed by the response we received. To date over 1,200 graduates and friends of GCU volunteered to be part of the Programme and hundreds are already actively participating, providing valuable expertise, advice and support to our newest graduates and soon-to-be graduates at this time.

Find out more about each of the elements of MINT below and how you can get involved.