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Mentoring for Excellence

Nurturing your talent to help you achieve your full potential

The Mentoring for Excellence Programme is for students who have been identified as high achieving and have the potential to progress to a top university - be part of it!

You must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and have a predicted A*/A profile at GCSE on your College application (this will be checked on enrolment by actual achievement).

Benefits for Mentees
  • Opportunity to improve skills, raise aspirations and develop high levels of performance
  • Access to a dedicated and skilled person who can offer encouragement and inspiration
  • One-to-one support
  • Stimulate ideas
  • Improve motivation, persistence and application
  • Improve communication skills, self-esteem and confidence
  • Develop skills of reflection, target setting and action planning
  • Raise awareness of options available in higher education
Mentoring sessions - what do they include?

Your mentoring meetings should have an individual and personalised approach and can therefore include a wide range of activities and discussions, such as:

  • Exploring and reinforcing the benefits of exceeding target grades
  • Raising aspirations, for example regarding progression into top universities
  • Tracking progress
  • Identifying any issues blocking progress
  • Providing encouragement and support, for example to improve attitudes to work
  • Providing inspiration and challenge, for example through positive role models
  • Developing employability skills including interview and presentation skills
  • Providing the experience necessary to ease the transition from College into higher education

The Mentoring for Excellence Programme is a fantastic opportunity which many of our students have already benefitted from; don’t let it pass you by, take advantage of the chance to maximise your potential.

Get in Touch

To find out more contact Karen Ralphs kralphs@heartofyorkshire.ac.uk