Mullany e-Mentoring: student FAQs

If you have questions about Mullany e-Mentoring, we may have answered some of them on this page. If not, do get in touch!

Am I eligible for Mullany e-Mentoring?

If you’re aged 14-19 and study in Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf or Swansea then you’re eligible to join the Mullany e-Mentoring project!

How do I get involved?

You can find out more about when our next session of support starts and sign up for a mentor here.

Will this cost me anything?

Mullany e-Mentoring is entirely free as we’re financed by the Community Fund – so there’s no cost to you or your school.

Will Mullany e-Mentoring help me?

You’ll be matched to a dedicated professional mentor who will share with you their knowledge, skills and experiences in areas that interest you. They’ll offer you one to one advice and support on any queries you have related to studying, post-16 options and your future career path. All this, and it doesn’t take much of your time!

What is a mentor?

A mentor is someone who is either studying or working in life sciences and volunteers to give up their time to help support you in many different ways.

What life science area is my mentor likely to be based within?

We try to match you with a mentor who is studying or working in an area that you are interested in. All of our mentors work or study in lots of exciting different areas of life science, and some examples of where they're based can be found here.

How do I contact my mentor?

You’ll never meet your mentor – it’s all done online using a secure and safe online mentoring platform. You can access the Mullany e-Mentoring platform on your smartphone, PC, laptop or tablet.

What can I ask my mentor?

You can talk to your mentor about anything to do with your studies and future options including coping with exams; university life; subject choices; routes into careers; and much more! We’ll also provide a weekly theme for you to discuss with your mentor to help get conversations started.

How often should I contact my mentor?

We now that you’re really busy, so we suggest that students should send a minimum of one message a week to ensure that you get the most from Mullany e-Mentoring. (Lots of students choose to send more than this though!)

What are the life sciences?

Life sciences are really varied. They focus on the study of living organisms and there are many careers and professions within the life sciences – including social work, medicine, dentistry, psychology, zoology, food nutrition, nursing and many more.

So this isn't just for people interested in Medicine?

Not at all! Mullany e-Mentoring can help anyone who thinks that they might be interested in a life science, and who would benefit from some advice and support in taking next steps to achieve their goals.

Will I be able to stay in touch with my mentor when the session finishes?

Unfortunately not – but hopefully you will have received all the helpful advice and support you need. If you think you’d benefit from more, you can always sign up for another session of support!

When are the sessions?

The sessions normally run for 8-10 weeks, three times a year. We run a session each in the Autumn, Spring and Summer school terms. To find out more about when the next session is, and to register your interest see here.