Leeds Trinity University’s myFuture Connections mentoring programme has enabled students to access extra support while studying for their degree.
Launched in September 2020, the myFuture Connections mentoring programme was created by the University’s graduate employment ‘myFuture’ team, which supports current Leeds Trinity students and alumni up to three years after they graduate, with a range of services relating to careers and employability.
Students participating in the programme have had the opportunity to receive one-to-one mentoring with a wide range of business professionals, alumni and University staff. The programme has been delivered remotely alongside online learning and teaching, with almost 70 professionals supporting Leeds Trinity students as mentors.
The five-month mentoring programme was designed for students to gain confidence, build relationships and network, seek advice in their subject area, develop their CVs and gain insight into potential careers after graduating.
Jessica Higgins, a Leeds Trinity student and mentee on the programme, said: “I found the scheme extremely beneficial, my mentor continuously supported me throughout the scheme within areas such as time management, writing my CV and preparing for job interviews. This support enabled me to develop new skills and grow in confidence.”
Brett Arnall, Alumni Relations Officer at Leeds Trinity University, supported the delivery of the programme and was also a mentor.
He said: "This project was a successful collaboration between the myFuture team and Alumni Office where we utilised the incredible support from our alumni community and business partners. We are very fortunate to have so much support from talented people that can offer students new development opportunities. We are so grateful to everyone involved."
The myFuture Connections mentoring programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Leeds Trinity University. Find out more on the Leeds Trinity website.
News story written by Reagen Kirkpatrick, Level 5 Criminology and Sociology student and University Project Officer.
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