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Dare to Be Mentoring

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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.

Find out more and register your interest for 2018/19 to become a Dare to Be Mentee 

Email: d2bstudents@dmu.ac.uk

Dare to Be mentors will be 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.

Find out more and register your interest for 2018/19 to become a Dare to Be Mentor 

Email: d2bmentors@dmu.ac.uk

The Dare to Be scheme received a great level of interest in 2017/18, with a high number of applications from mentors and students wanting to participate in the scheme. We matched a significant number of mentors and student mentees and are looking forward to seeing the outcomes of the mentoring engagement. As we look ahead to the next academic year, we will be reviewing and evaluating how successful the mentoring has been, identifying what could be improved and including this when the scheme runs again in 2018/19.

If you didn’t get the chance to take part in 2017/18, applications for the scheme will re-open later this year for 2018/19.

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

Dare to Be Mentoring for students

 

What is involved?

Students interested in becoming a mentee, will undertake training and will participate in a group mentoring activity before being matched with a suitable mentor. The mentor will be a member of DMU staff, DMU alumni, or a DMU Honorand (recipient of an honorary doctorate or degree).

Students (‘mentees’) and their mentors will negotiate a suitable pattern of engagement and will work with each other through the course of the academic year.

Who can participate?

Any DMU student can apply to participate in Dare to Be mentoring.

What are the benefits?

For students, the aim of the mentoring is to achieve a stable and secure foundation for university life. From this foundation, the confidence gained will foster independent growth and a connection with others. This in turn will allow you to take steps to achieve your lifelong aspirations.

How do I take part?

As part of the application process, we ask you to think about what you would like to talk to a mentor about. This could include developing existing skills and experience, changing your approach to study or work, exploring new ideas, addressing areas you feel you are struggling in.

We would also like you to consider the type of person who would be the best mentor for you. Think about their experience, knowledge and abilities.

This will help us understand how you want to grow and progress, and enable us to best match you to a mentor.

The scheme re-opens for applicaitons later this year for 2018/19. In the mean time you can register your interest by emailing d2bstudents@dmu.ac.uk

Dare to Be Mentoring for DMU staff, alumni, honorands

 

What is involved?

As a mentor, you will undertake a training and selection process, before being matched with a student mentee. You will negotiate a suitable pattern of engagement with your student (‘mentee’) and will work with each other through the course of the academic year.

Who can participate?

Any member of DMU staff, DMU alumni, and DMU honorands can apply to become mentors.

What are the benefits?

For mentors, the aim is to foster a greater understanding of the issues facing our students and to harness your own experience in order to provide guidance to your mentee.

How do I take part?

The scheme re-opens for applicaitons later this year for 2018/19. In the mean time you can register your interest by emailing d2bmentors@dmu.ac.uk

 
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