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Mentoring partnerships can provide a range of benefits and support

Welcome to the Activate Mentoring Programme Mentee webpage. Here you will find useful information about the programme which will support your mentoring partnership.

What we hope you will gain from this experience:

  • Guidance on professional development
  • Guidance on goals and help establishing a sense of direction
  • Valuable insights into furthering your career within Imperial
  • Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses
  • An opportunity to develop specific skills

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Activities and Events for Mentees in 2023-24

Please hold these dates in your diary:

  • Early/ Mid September2023 | Introduction to Mentoring (Self-paced and online)
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024 | 13.00 - 14.00 | Mentee and Mentor Cohort Activity

  • Wednesday 6 March 2023
    • 13:00 – 13:45 | Mentee “check-in” activity Option 1
    • 14:00 – 14:45 | Mentee “check-in” activity Option 2
  • Wednesday 8 May 2024 | 13.00 – 14.00 | Mentee and Mentor Cohort Activity
  • Wednesday 19 June 2024 | 17.00 – 18.30 | End of programme celebration | In-person, South Kensington Campus

Who will be your mentors?

Activate mentors are staff, alumni and PhD students who have particular insight and understanding of the educational experience of students of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage backgrounds and the challenges they face within education and navigating College life.

Here is a glimpse of our mentors from last year, click on this SWAY presentation. This will be updated with details of all our new mentors for Autumn 2023!


Resources for you!

The College has a wealth of resources to support you throughout your time here. The following may also support your mentoring journey:

  • Being a Mentee is an interactive online module on how to make the most of being a mentee. 
  • The Student Support Zone is your ultimate guide to wellbeing at Imperial.
  • The Health and Wellbeing pages contain an overview of resources and information to include: mental health, physical health, resilience and stress management.
  • The Advice and Support pages include key sources of support including Occupational Health, Harassment Support and Family care. 
  • You Are Not Alone the College has several avenues of support for students who have experienced bullying, harassment, discrimination or sexual violence. The College is here to support you.