Thrive is our award-winning career mentoring scheme, exclusive for second year undergraduates and taught postgraduate students in select departments.
What is Thrive?
Getting involved provides you with support, collaboration, and guidance with a successful professional. With mentor and mentee meeting for a minimum of 1 hour per month, typically for 3 – 9 months, but sometimes less.
What do you get out of Thrive?
Each mentoring partnership is different, but we see a mixture of the following:
- Building/refining your CV
- Workplace visits
- Discussing potential job options
- Applications for internships and work experience
- Gaining clarity about the type of roles available in different sectors
- And more…
All mentors are volunteers and want to support you whilst you explore your options, grow in confidence, and open yourself up to the different opportunities having a Thrive mentor can offer. In the past, we’ve seen students secure internships and work experience with their mentor’s companies, gain more knowledge about the type of role they might be suited to and build their networking skills in ways that benefit them and their future.
You can read some of these stories and see what past students have said about the programme by visiting our ‘What our students say’ page.
To find out more about the programme, please see our list of frequently asked questions below, or contact the team on email@example.com.
The THRIVE Timeline
|Sign up on our website and select your top three mentor preferences. Our select departments of postgraduates are invited to sign up in February, but see our Frequently Asked Questions for more postgraduate information. Undergraduates will sign up after browsing our mentor database.|
|Mentee training in the Autumn and Spring term - When you sign up, you will be invited to book into a mentee training session via email. You must attend a training session before being matched with a mentor. These training sessions are run on a weekly basis through September to February so there are plenty of options.|
| Introduction to your Mentor – Term is student dependent - Once you have trained you will be given your mentor’s email address and be expected to send them an introduction email within 10 working days.
|Scheme closes in Summer term - The THRIVE Scheme closes toward the end of the Summer term in late July but some mentoring partnerships may end earlier than this.|