When I decided to start the MSc in Human Resource Management my goals were to grow at a professional and personal level. The mentoring programme was a unique opportunity to enhance both areas.
Yes, I wanted to become more self-confident and have a better control of my emotions.
With my mentor I simulated different job interviews and through feedback I could start to work on my areas of development and to appreciate my strengths more.
I did not expect it. Honestly I am very satisfied about my achievement and recognition.
I encouraged a friend of mine to take part of the programme after the second meeting with my mentor! The mentoring scheme is a unique opportunity to start reflecting on yourself, raise your skills and expand your network. I would highly recommend it!
"Elisa is an extremely ambitious and determined individual. She started the process with clear objectives of how the mentoring programme could help her achieve her goals. Throughout the 6 months, Elisa has developed a range of skills that has assisted her in acquiring a dissertation placement and positively positioned Elisa for future graduate roles. Elisa has been a pleasure to mentor and we are delighted she has been recognised as Mentee of the Year."
Find out more about the Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme.
"The whole experience was awesome. I had a brilliant mentor, who went out of her way to make sure I achieved my targeted goals. My confidence as an individual has improved and I have been able to overcome the fear about facing an interview. I will definitely recommend this mentoring scheme to others."
Blessing Ogbenna Nlems, student mentee
"It feels really rewarding to have taken part; I felt so uplifted that my mentee thanked me for what they achieved on their journey at university. I highly recommend the programme."
Lisa-Marie Noronha-John, student mentor
Lucy Jones, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, has recently taken on the role of Gender Equality Champion at Kingston University. As well as contributing to projects such as Athena Swan, Lucy is a strong advocate for the Beyond Barriers mentoring scheme. Read more about Lucy's involvement in the scheme as a mentor and champion.