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Alumni Mentorship Programme

The Mentorship Programme is an initiative taken by the alumni coordinators at Student Services. Participating departments are given an opportunity to connect their current students to their alumni in a mentoring capacity.

Purpose of the Programme

Mentorship is a way of transferring valuable experiences and knowledge from one person to another. It is a personal and professional development journey for both the mentor and the mentee.

The main purpose of the Mentorship Programme is to connect alumni and students in a meaningful way, thereby creating a mutual benefit, and cementing a stronger relationship between all involved: the students, the alumni, and the department. The participating departments are responsible for responding to the needs of the students and alumni, and pair them.

Mentorship Programme Events Calendar, 2020-21

In addition to meetings between mentor and mentee, a number of larger meetings will be arranged during the course of the programme. During these meetings, participants will be given guidance and education so as to learn and develop in their roles. The objective for the events in the calendar is to solidify the engagement of the mentors and mentees in the program, provide professional development activities, as well as to inspire and motivate the participants.

Mentee Workshop
November 3, 2020

Mentor Workshop
November 4, 2020

Programme Kick-Off
November 18, 2020

Mid-Way Meeting
February 16, 2021

Experience Sharing Lunch
March 9, 2021

Mentor Mingle 
April 27, 2021

Programme Conclusion and Celebration
May 25, 2021

Participating departments 2020-2021

The alumni coordinators at Student Services are responsible for the overall structure of the programme and will organize a series of events during the course of the programme. The alumni coordinators at the participating departments recruit alumni and students to match within the program. For the academic year 2020-2021, the following departments have decided to participate:

  • Department of Astronomy
  • Department of Biology Education
  • Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
  • Department of English
  • Department of Human Geography
  • Deparment of Linguistics
  • Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
  • Department of Media Studies
  • Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner Gren Institute
  • Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Department of Social Anthropology
  • Stockholm Resilience Centre

Read about last year’s participants

Participating in the program can be very rewarding, whether you are a mentor or a student. Please read about some of last year's participants' expectations for the program, as well as experiences after the program.

Expectations: Meet Naomi and Johanna

Experiences: Meet Akshay and Annette


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