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Amos Bursary Mentors support our young people in preparing for and entering chosen careers. They raise aspirations, improve self-confidence and champion excellence.

“I am really proud of my involvement with The Amos Bursary. It provides a clear pathway to students from African and Caribbean backgrounds and ensures pupils have the optimum environment to reach their full potential”. 

John Casey, President and Managing Director of CNBC International

What is Mentoring?

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.

What is Group Mentoring

Mentor - Mentee Case Study

Tyreese Hines, AB Scholar, 2016 Cohort, MSc Biological Science

Having Donald as my mentor has provided a wealth of knowledge, support and guidance. 

From day one, he provided active support with applications for university, internships, PhDs and jobs. When we talk, he inspires me with his passion for immunology, which is part of the reason why I want to go into immunology. 

Donald is an amazingly positive role model and has massively helped my growth and learning opportunities.

Tyrese Hines and Dr Donald Palmer

Dr Donald Palmer, Professor of Immunology, Royal Veterinary College

I have found being a mentor a highly rewarding and enriching experience. It is about listening and sharing, but moreover, it’s about empowering the individual to fulfil their potential.  

It is not just about imparting information and knowledge, but you also grow as an individual and when they shine, some of the light comes back to you. Or as Nelson Mandela put it, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

Become an Amos Bursary Mentor or Group Mentor

We Are Currently Looking For People With

  • A positive, approachable, non-judgemental and patient attitude towards young people
  • A desire to help the 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