Student Mentors (College Connect)

Student Mentors with College Connect help to increase the confidence, skills and life-long learning aspirations of young people and help college students make the transition to GCU.

Opportunity to develop the following Common Good Attributes
Active and global citizenship
Responsible leadership
What’s involved?
The College Connect Team provides support and advice to articulating HNC/HND students making the transition from partner colleges to GCU. We aim to provide focused interventions and support to ensure that college students applying to GCU have the resources to gain the maximum benefit from their university studies. GCU staff and student mentors offer support in colleges and at GCU as part of the University’s early induction programme. Our activities aim to raise awareness of articulation routes, give students information about our degree programmes and provide support to help ease the transition to university.
How will participating in this activity/opportunity allow students to make a positive difference to the communities that we serve?
Student mentors act as role models and GCU ambassadors, delivering a wide range of activities to increase the confidence, core skills and life-long learning aspirations of young people and help college students with the transition to GCU or higher education. Many of the college student participants are now successfully studying at GCU, some becoming student mentors themselves and working with the next cohort of college applicants.
What are the benefits of taking part in this activity/opportunity for participating students?
• Earn money in a flexible part-time job that looks great on your CV • Flexible working hours to fit around your studies • The opportunity to make a difference • Valuable work experience and the chance to utilise your subject area expertise and develop skills that will enhance your CV • The opportunity to meet and socialise with students from other departments • Eligibility to join GCU Student Leaders Programme
Which School or department delivers/ supports this activity?
GCU Outreach
Which students can participate in this activity?
All students. Students must apply to work as student mentors in September through a competitive recruitment process including an application, interview and PVG scheme member check. See the website for further information.
Name: College Connect Team
Department/School: GCU Outreach