University Student Mentoring
Could you be a role model for one of our young people? We are seeking current students and recent graduates to mentor primary and secondary students

The IntoUniversity Mentoring Scheme matches a young person (aged 10-17) with a volunteer, giving them the opportunity to receive tailored, one-to-one support for their academic attainment, social skills and future planning.The scheme has been awarded Approved Provider status by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation – a mark of best practice.

What does being a Mentor involve?

  • Meeting with your mentee for at least five hour-long sessions before the end of June
  • Planning mentoring sessions in advance, with the support of IntoUniversity staff
  • Activities might include helping with homework, cooking or taking part in a group trip to a university
  • Attending a graduation event with your mentee at the end of the year

Who can apply?

  • London: the Mentoring Scheme is open to current students from the University of London, Imperial College, BPP, City University, New College of Humanities, Loughborough University, Newcastle University, University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Individuals who have graduated within the last year from one of these universities may also apply
  • Bristol: the Mentoring scheme is open to current students from the University of Bristol
  • Brighton: the Mentoring scheme is open to current students from the University of Sussex
  • Leeds: the Mentoring scheme is open to current students from the University of Leeds
  • Nottingham: the Mentoring scheme is open to current students from the University of Nottingham
  • Oxford: the Mentoring scheme is open to current students from the University of Oxford
  • Southampton: the Mentoring scheme is open to current students from the University of Southampton
  • A minimum of grade C in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) is required

What can you expect from us?

  • Full training in advance of beginning your role
  • Ongoing support from IntoUniversity staff
  • The opportunity to develop valuable new skills and experience
  • Recognition through the IntoUniversity accreditation scheme

What do we expect from you?

  • Commitment to the role and providing the best support possible to your mentee
  • Enthusiasm and a proactive approach
  • The ability to build a relationship with a young person

Read our FAQs here

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any of the opportunities please get in touch at volunteering@intouniversity.org.

Next steps

Step 1: Apply

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please fill out our online application form.


Step 2: Training

A member of the team will get in touch with you to discuss next steps within one week. You will receive training and meet a centre team as part of the selection process.


Step 3: Meeting your mentee

Once you have completed the training, we will pair you with a suitable mentee and invite you both to a Meet Your Mentor event at your centre.