Dare to Be Mentoring


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, promoting students to do well in their studies and reach their full potential. Student mentees are matched to a mentor for one-to-one mentoring, which takes place during the academic year.

Dare to Be was a huge success in 2017/18 and received lots of interest from both students and staff, resulting in 79 mentoring matches. The feedback we received from both mentors and mentees was extremely positive with 96% of participants stating they would recommend D2B to a friend or colleague. We are delighted with the impact and reach of the scheme and hope the scheme this year will have the same level of success.

Dare to Be mentors include DMU staff, alumni and honorands. The scheme 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.

 Interested to see what students, who have taken part, say about the scheme? Then take a look at the following short video. 


Applications for 2018/19 are now open. To find out more and apply online, please select from the following options:

Dare to Be Mentoring for students

Dare to Be Mentoring for DMU staff, alumni, honorands


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