A new student-mentorship initiative by the UDL, commencing for the first time in 2020-2021!

Statistically, many secondary schools in Bristol and the surrounding South West region have been noted to be disadvantaged, underfunded and under-performing; translating to low rates of University acceptances from these schools, as well as negative outlooks towards post-secondary education. 


With this disparity in mind, the UDL is commencing its School Outreach Programme

To enhance disadvantaged school pupils' chances of academic success, by pairing them with current University student Mentors!

  • To debunk myths and negative conceptions surrounding university education, and provide encouragement/motivation to pursue it. 

  • To provide students with guidance, advice, and tips on the university application process.

  • To offer students support through the application process.

  • To provide general advice on any university-related questions, thereby easing their transition into uni and community life. 

Goals for Mentorship 

  • Periodic calls and emails with your paired mentees, to answer queries and provide guidance. 

  • Review and provide feedback on their university applications. 

What mentorship entails

  • Learn how to appropriately maintain and manage a mentoring relationship.

  • Enhance your own uni experience by guiding others into theirs. 

  • Add it to your CV!

What you gain

  • Any University student.

  • From any subject degree.

  • From any background.

Who can be a Mentor?