Mullany e-Mentoring supports young people to build on their aspirations and gain knowledge and skills to help them take steps towards a career of their choice.
Although our focus is on life sciences, we have recently expanded into wider STEM subjects and have been delighted to welcome mentors in these areas. In addition to more targeted support, we also asked mentors to help students to develop and enhance more generic skills such as revision and study techniques and to improve their confidence and resilience to help them make decisions on next steps and future options.
Mentors who have been involved previously in the project have included biomedical scientists, childcare workers, doctors, nurses, midwives, marine biologists, social workers, paramedics, physiotherapists, vets, nutritionists, pharmacists, engineers and many more.
Delivered through the medium of a secure and safe bilingual, online platform, the project focuses its support on young people who would ordinarily find it more difficult to access quality advice and support as few if any in their family or wider support network has followed the path that they would like to pursue.
We match you with students based on your areas of expertise and their stated interests. Over an 8-10 week period (called a ‘session’) we provide suggested weekly themes of support and online resources, and students are encouraged to exchange messages with you on areas including:
- Setting personal goals
- Securing work experience and creating CVs
- Uni applications and personal statements
- Student life
- Studying and revision techniques
- Stress and anxiety management
- Discovering learning styles
- Routes into specific careers
- Communication skills development
- Confidence and resilience building