Mentor Match will run for six months, from mid-October to April.
We start matching students and mentors after the application deadline of 18th October - don't forget to register on our Mentor Match forum before then! You'll receive an email from us with details about your partner and you'll be able to connect with them via the forum so you can say 'hi' and agree a date for your first meeting.
We’ll hold a digital Kick Off event, which will be available for participants from 27th October. This will help everyone learn more about how to get the most out of the experience.
Following the Kick Off, you’ll be ready to hold your first Mentor Match meeting – where you’ll learn more about each other, discuss your objectives, identify what you’ll talk about at your next meeting and set a date for that too. Most mentoring pairs tend to meet once a month until April.
You can decide to meet digitally - e.g. by Zoom, Skype or even using the 'video chat' function in our new Mentor Match forum - or physically - e.g. in a café or on campus. This might depend on the situation around Covid, or simply be a matter of convenience - for example some of our mentors are based overseas!
We’ll be available to help with any questions during the six months, but the mentoring process is an independent and voluntary partnership that should be led by the mentee, with the support of the mentor.
At the end of the six months, we’ll bring everyone back for a final networking meeting - circumstances allowing. This will be an opportunity to thank our volunteers, congratulate our students, and share thoughts and insights.
Privacy and data protection
We will respect the confidentiality of any information you provide to us (Örebro University), and only collect information you allow us to by participating in Mentor Match.
The data we collect and process is the information you provide in your online application, and helps us ensure you get the best value from the support, services and opportunities we can offer, as well as helps us monitor and evaluate our activity. As an existing or past student, or supporter of the University, we’ll save your information with relation to our ongoing student, alumni, collaboration and mentorship programmes.
Unless you’ve opted out of communications, we’ll occasionally provide you with updates, news and opportunities – by email, post or other channels – relating to alumni, stakeholder, mentorship or other University activity that may prove of interest. This data statement does not replace any other data statements you may have agreed with the University.