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Become a mentor

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Support alumni or current students through our mentoring programmes.

Whatever time you’re able to commit, our flexible programmes offer a choice of one-off, informal, or structured mentoring, to suit your schedule.

As well as supporting others, mentoring can help you develop new skills, enhance your CV, and build your professional network.


Designed to inspire and empower the next generation of Cardiff University alumnae, our annual Womentoring programme brings together female mentors at the top of their fields in industries such as law, tech, finance, manufacturing, and publishing, with early-career mentees.

Held during March each year, this flash-mentoring programme is low on time and high on impact for both mentors and mentees. Mentors are assigned up to three mentees and across the month hold a mixture of group and one-to-one sessions. The Womentoring programme is a trans-inclusive opportunity. Key features of Womentoring include:

  • flash mentoring
  • alumni to alumni
  • online
  • four weeks during March

If you’d be interested in taking part in the next Womentoring programme, please email

Mentor a student

Led by our Student Futures careers team, the Cardiff University Career Mentoring Scheme is an opportunity for students to benefit from discussing their career plans with an experienced professional in their chosen field. Alumni mentors are matched with student mentees and a framework for conversations is supplied.

You’ll be expected to meet for a minimum of six sessions over a four-month period between January – April. Recruitment for the scheme takes place from September to November and any expressions of interest submitted after this time will be considered for the following year. Key features of this programme include:

  • formal mentoring
  • alumni to student
  • online or in person
  • four months – January to April

If you’d be interested in taking part in the next student mentoring programme, please email

Informal mentoring on Cardiff Connected

Help your fellow alumni by offering mentoring and other career support through our online networking platform, Cardiff Connected. Quick, easy, and flexible, Cardiff Connected makes it easy for alumni offering or seeking mentoring to find their perfect match. Search by industry, location, or subject studied, and offer as much or as little time as suits you. Key features of Cardiff Connected mentoring include:

  • informal mentoring
  • alumni to alumni
  • online
  • flexible on duration and timing

This is a great way to build your networks within the alumni community and help those who need it, without committing to a longer, fixed-term mentoring relationship. Sign up to Cardiff Connected.