Bristol Mentors

The Bristol Mentors scheme matches successful applicants with an alumni mentor who will help you explore ideas, share advice and give you an edge to break into the job sector that interests you.

A picture of a standee with Bristol mentors written on it

Networking and making connections can be vital to boosting your employability and your confidence. 

Bristol Mentors is for you if:

  • you have ever wished you could ask someone questions who works in the industry you aspire to work in.
  • you would benefit from having a Bristol alumnus in your corner who can support, advise and help you level the playing field.
  • you are unsure of what you want to do after University and don’t know where to start.

Please note: The Bristol Mentors scheme is for students returning for study in September for 2023/2024 who meet the eligibility criteria.

Applications for 2023

If you are interested in applying please email

My latest thoughts on my future feel more certain and I feel less overwhelmed about starting work and more positive thanks to my mentor.

Ben, Childhood Studies BSc

Why should I apply for Bristol Mentors?

  • Mentors provide a unique perspective with their knowledge and experience which can give you a major advantage before your degree is even finished.

  • Your mentor will act as a great sounding board to give their honest opinion on your ideas and plans.

  • Our Bristol Mentors are positive and enthusiastic and want to help students grow and develop confidence.

  • Becoming a mentee will challenge you and teach you new skills – mentoring requires communication and relationship-building as well as receiving and taking on feedback.

  • Enrolling onto this programme will demonstrate you are proactive and determined to get to where you want to be.

Check you are eligible

The programme is open to UK home-based undergraduate students who are who returning for study in 2023/2024.

To participate in this programme, you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:

What makes a good Bristol Mentors application?

Bristol Mentors is popular and often oversubscribed. We recommend spending time writing an application that you can be happy with to give yourself the best chance of being accepted onto the programme.

In your application you will need to demonstrate:

  • Why you specifically feel you need the support of a mentor
  • How you intend to utilise your mentorship
  • Evidence that you will commit to the programme and make time to be a reliable student mentee

Contact us

If you have any questions about the programme, please email

My mentor helped build my confidence and speak to so many new people. Without her I don’t think I would have been successful in the application processes I went through for my role.

Ria, Economics BSC

Contact us

For any further queries about the programme contact

Edit this page