Be a CityBuddy
Be an Inspiration
Give a new student a head start at City
Give a first year student a head start at City by supporting and encouraging them through their first year. Going to university is an exciting time but it also can be daunting for some. You can make a difference to a student by showing them what City has to offer, give them an insight into your degree and share your experiences of starting university.
Build your skills
Not only will you be doing something great within the City community, but this is also a chance to work on your employability skills and build upon your CV. Mentoring is a powerful career and personal development tool in which you will be helping a City mentee to exceed his or her goals and aspirations. By becoming a mentor you will gain a personal sense of satisfaction by helping someone and develop your leadership, communication, mentoring and interpersonal skills.
Think you have what it takes?
We are looking for second and third year students who have the ability and willingness to communicate what they know to one or more first year students. Being a mentor means taking on extra responsibility during your term time, so therefore being prepared and having a serious commitment is required. It is understandable that during some periods your availability will lessen, as long as you have the ability to communicate as well as the ability to listen, this is completely reasonable. You will receive full training prior to becoming a City Buddy to ensure you become an effective mentor.