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IDS Alumni Mentors - programme of support

To help our volunteer IDS Alumni Mentors we have a free programme of support with a specialist mentoring and coaching trainer. Find out more about the workshops.
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Programme of support for IDS Alumni Mentors

To help our volunteer IDS Alumni Mentors we have created a free programme of support with a specialist mentoring and coaching trainer
Anyone who signs up to offer a 'mentoring relationship' to IDS students and alumni via online IDS Alumni Mentoring and Advice will be given first refusal for these limited space workshops.

Free, online, live workshops

All the workshops are online and live, our planned programme for IDS Alumni Mentors for academic year 2021-2022 is as follows:

IDS Alumni Mentors Group

IDS Alumni Mentors are automatically added to the group on the alumni network website where we share resources for mentors. Unlike some other groups on the alumni network website comments in this group for mentors will not be shown on the homepage.
I recommend that all IDS Alumni Mentors check their alumni network profile and mentor settings. Simply log-in to the alumni network and click on 'edit profile' to see what you are currently sharing with other alumni network members and access your mentor settings.

Resources for (potential) mentees

We are also running workshops for potential mentees to encourage them to reflect on what they may want from a mentoring relationship (priority given to students and alumni from the last three years). Resources from the workshops are now available online.

The Mentoring & Careers page has lots of useful guidance and help; this guide is especially useful for those using the Alumni Network search for Mentors.

Being a Featured Mentor

Featured Mentors are highlighted on the Careers & Mentoring Page and appear first in a search for mentoring and advice (should they match the search criteria).

To be highlighted as an IDS Featured Mentor you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Be opted in to mentoring
  • Have one of your identified categories of help as 'Mentor Relationship'
  • A photo on your profile
  • Logged into the network in the last 6 months
  • Attended at least one mentors workshop in the last 18 months
  • We review the Featured Mentors list at the beginning of each month.

Find out more about how to become a Featured Mentor


If you have any questions please get in touch with the IDS Alumni Office

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