The Amos Bursary invites you to become a mentor! We need you to support students as they prepare for and attend University, to help raise their aspirations, attainment, self-confidence and their overall performance.

How mentoring works

Peer and professional mentors are vital to the Amos Bursary. Our students need mentors who they can trust to offer advice, introduce alternatives, challenge, motivate and encourage them to follow their dreams.

The relationship between the peer and professional mentor is a partnership using the strengths of both individuals to assist the student.

You will be required to provide a supportive, non-judgmental relationship in which each student can explore and realise their vision of what they want to achieve in life.

  • Mentors are required to complete a DBS check, undergo initial training and will receive ongoing support
  • Mentors help raise student aspirations, attainment, self-confidence and their overall performance
  • Peer and professional mentors offer advice, introduce alternatives, challenge, motivate and encourage them to follow their dreams
  • A peer mentor is the critical friend and maintains regular contact with the student. A professional mentor provides support to the peer mentor and provides opportunities and experiences for the personal growth of the student
  • Peer mentors meet students a minimum of once a month. Professional mentors meet a minimum of 3 times a year

Mentor Case Study

Tyrone Edward is an Associate Partner in the Forensic and Integrity Services practice at EY.

He has over 18 years experience in the information security market and has a detailed understanding of the potential issues faced by organisations and law firms in managing, securing and disclosing electronic evidence within constrained timelines.

His main area of expertise is the provision of advisory services linked to the identification, refinement and hosting of electronic evidence in contentious circumstances.

How to become a mentor

We Are Looking For People With

  • A positive, approachable, non-judgemental and patient attitude towards young people.
  • A desire to help career development of young people.
  • Good communication skills and a willingness to strengthen listening and facilitation skills.
  • A respectful attitude towards people of different educational, economic, cultural and racial backgrounds.
  • An ability to handle personal information sensitively.