Career Mentoring Programme

Mentoring can make a big difference to your life and your future career prospects.

Originally designed for undergraduate students only, the Programme is now available for ALL Lancaster students, except first year undergraduates. It has been running since 2008 and has become increasingly popular each year. It aims to match you with a professional mentor in a career or industry area that interests you for the future. Even if you have no idea what career you would eventually like, there are mentors who can assist. Mentoring will help you assess your career goals and get you thinking in different ways about how you can reach them. It’s a uniquely tailored experience that you shouldn’t miss.

A previous mentee said that ‘taking part in the Programme was the best career-related thing I took part in whilst at University’

If you are interested in taking part in the Career Mentoring Programme, find out more in the Career Mentoring Programme Mentee Guide.

Tab Content: Eligibility & Sign Up

The application window for the 2021/22 Programme has now closed.

For further information about the Programmee please visit the dedicated Teams space.

Applications will be looked at on a first come, first served basis, although there is no guarantee that you will be placed with a mentor if no one suitable is available. Please note that matching could take a few weeks, so thank you for your patience.

Please contact the Career Mentoring Officer, Claire Lawrenson if you have any questions.

Please note that the Programme is available to all students, except first year undergraduates. Masters students and Postgraduates may also apply.

Tab Content: What makes a good mentee?

  • Openness to new ideas, suggestions and feedback.
  • Willingness to have a go and try out different things.
  • Commitment to self-development and achievement of career goals.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive and honest feedback.
  • Good organisation and time management.
  • Willingness to take the initiative, communicate needs, desires and expectations.

Tab Content: Employers

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, find out more in the Career Mentoring Scheme Mentor Guide

Please email Claire Lawrenson –, to register your interest in the Programme.