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Employability, Careers and Placements: Employability Mentoring

Employability Mentoring at DMU

The Employability Mentoring project aims to improve your employability ready for graduation with the support of professional industry based mentors. 

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Employability Mentoring At DMU

The Employability Mentoring project aims to improve your employability ready for graduation with the support of professional industry based mentors. Our mentors seek to help you to realise your full potential and achieve success in academic study, employment and life to help you become the person you aspire to be. Working with us and our mentors you will explore the following questions:

  • Where am I now? We will help you to clarify where you are at in relation to your own employability and its current value.
  • Where do I want to be? We will help you to identify a future desired state as to the sort of professional you aim to become.
  • How will I get there? We will help you to explore future pathways using the experience and perspectives of our employability mentors.
  • What is my action plan? We will help you to undertake actions based on new learning to think, speak and act differently in order to become the professional you seek to be.

How Does Employability Mentoring Benefit Students?

Students who engage successfully in mentoring will likely develop:

  • A clearer understanding of your current position regarding your employability
  • An improved awareness of the sort of professional they wish to become
  • Improved access to knowledge and experience from employability mentors
  • Improved opportunity to affect positive change to your own career plans as a result of the input of employability mentors

What Is Employability Mentoring?

When you join the project to become a mentee, we will provide great support for you. We will help you develop professional skills to enable you to connect with mentors from industry. Our mentors can share their expertise through face-to-face, online and group mentoring experiences. Think of the Employability Mentoring project as a journey which will help you grow and learn about yourself with the support of professional mentors.

This short film tells you more about what we do:

Produced by Josh Penlington, DMU graduate.

Dare To Be

Dare to Be is a mentoring scheme open to all DMU students. It aims to improve student confidence, self-belief and motivation. At the heart of the scheme is a focus on attainment – doing well on your course, and being able to achieve what you set out to do more broadly.

Dare to Be also aims to enhance a mentor’s understanding of the issues facing our students and provide a way for the mentor to share their experiences and provide guidance to mentees. In this way, mentoring is seen to be mutually beneficial.

Find out more about this scheme and how to get involved by visiting the website here.

Contact The Team

General project email:

Andy Morris 
Employability Mentoring Officer
T: 0116 207 8979 
M: 07909 000127

Durgha Ramji
Employability Mentoring Assistant
T: 0116 257 7478