Establishing an effective mentoring scheme

Access Academy Training

  • Date


  • Time

      10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event is being delivered online via Zoom.

What to expect
Mentoring schemes are a key part of widening access work. In the past few years many organisations are not only using mentoring as an aspect of their outreach work but also as part of both their induction, retention and success strategies for learners from under-represented groups. Making sure you develop an effective mentoring scheme is therefore a key concern for those working in widening access.

By the end of the day delegates will:

  • Understand the role of mentoring in the widening access context
  • Grasp the advantages and challenges of different approaches to mentoring i.e. face to face, online, group, peers
  • Look at different approaches to engaging your audience in mentoring i.e. how to get mentee, institution and mentor to opt-in to the intervention
  • Consider the skills and techniques needed for successful mentoring
  • Improve their own knowledge around what could go wrong and how to mitigate these risks
  • Discuss and evaluate the different mentoring frameworks
  • Produce an action plan on how to develop mentoring at their own institution

This one day course will also enable delegates to share their current practice and help each other to overcome the challenges through the sharing of best practice.

Who should apply?
NEON’s Access Academy Training sessions are designed to be applicable to practitioners, academics and researchers from HEIs, FECs, Uni-Connect’s and third sector organisations.


NEON  Membership organisation rate: £99 – 35% discount for members
Non-member organisation rate: £159
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Feedback from previous training:

‘Being given a toolkit for establishing a mentoring project, I feel I have practical knowledge to implement one – great!’

‘Sharing best practice and common challenges from colleagues with established mentoring schemes and relevant experience.’