I want to offer our full appreciation for the efforts and excellent mentoring that your Economics students have provided to the college. Both were a credit to the University in their approach, their subject knowledge and the help they gave to students was first class. I really think they made an impact!

Matthew Wilson, Economics teacher Exmouth Community College

Business School Mentoring Scheme

The Business School’s Mentoring Scheme is well established, having first been set up in 2013. Since then our Business School undergraduates have visited a number of different schools and colleges in the South West to provide mentoring for sixth form students. Mentoring sessions compliment our Shadow a Student Scheme, find out how you can spend the day shadowing a current student!

We offer A level/BTEC mentoring for Year 12 students in the following disciplines:

Business Studies, Economics, Accounting

The scheme involves our Student Ambassadors visiting your school several times during the academic year to deliver a series of one to two hour mentoring sessions, usually in groups of 4/5 students. The mentors work closely with the class teacher to ensure that the content is focused specifically on the syllabus unit.

The aim of the scheme is to help pupils with their studies whilst raising their aspirations through the opportunity to engage with a Business School undergraduate student.

New this year

Mentoring Scheme comes to Cornwall:

We have expanded our Mentoring Scheme to the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus, which has seen students from our BSc Business course deliver mentoring at local schools and colleges in Cornwall.

Skype to your classroom:

This year we have also introduced e-mentoring via Skype from our Streatham campus, which means we can expand our offer to schools/colleges who are too far away for face to face mentoring.

If you would like to take part in the Mentoring Scheme this year please contact us

Case studies of Student Ambassadors involved in the scheme:

I thoroughly enjoyed working with the students from Exmouth Community College. It really feels like the mentoring sessions give students a different, fresh perspective on their subject area which not only enhances their understanding but also increases their engagement with the subject. Moreover, to have been able to share my personal experiences and insights with them and see how this broadened their interest in higher education was very rewarding.

Daniel Adamczyk, 2nd year BSc Economics

I currently tutor year 12 Business students at Newton Abbot College and have found the experience so far both enjoyable and intrinsically rewarding. The students are very interactive and engaging which creates a great atmosphere for both us and the students. I feel we have helped develop the student’s business knowledge and given them an insight into contemporary business case studies.

Catherine Hicks, 4th year BA Business and Management with Industrial Experience