Taking part in the GCU mentoring programme can provide students with an excellent opportunity to enhance their skills.

In addition to giving back to local communities, Student Mentors gain core and employability skills in the role, and increased engagement with their course and GCU. 

What do our Student Mentors think about the role? 

"In comparison to other people in my class I know a lot more than they do about GCU support services."

"In terms of presentation skills, I was quite nervous to go up and present in front of a class, but I think now it’s second nature because I’m so used to doing it in front of different groups of pupils."

"Going out and trying to encourage someone to do your course definitely reiterates why you chose it, why you should be passionate about it and why you want to do well."

mentor-advert Are you interested in working as a Student Mentor?

GCU Outreach is looking for undergraduate students to work as student mentors on a variety of programmes such as: working with young people from local nursery, primary and secondary schools and their families; working with senior pupils and college students considering HE study; and supporting current GCU students on campus.

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 senior pupils and college students with the transition to GCU/Higher Education.

We are particularly (but not exclusively) interested in hearing from students who:

  • are first, second or third year GCU undergraduate students
  • are from School Connect (formerly SCETT), Caledonian Club or Advanced Higher Hub schools
  • have progressed to GCU following study at college
  • are from FOCUS West schools
  • are Care Leavers
  • are SWAP students 

As a Student Mentor, you would benefit from:

  • £9.00 per hour
  • 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 chance to meet and socialise with students from other departments
  • Eligibility to join GCU Student Leaders Programme
  • The opportunity to take part in the Common Good Award

Applications for 2018/19 are now closed. The next recruitment drive for Student Mentors will take place in late September / early October 2019. Please keep checking this page for further updates.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact mentors@gcu.ac.uk