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Alumni Mentorship 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.


Purpose of the 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.

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.

This year the programme will mainly take place online:

Virtual relationship-building in this year's mentorship programme

Read about a mentor and mentee who haven't yet met in person

Three students walking in corridor. Photo: Henrik Berglund/Familjen
Photo: Henrik Berglund/Familjen


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

Alumni Career Panels (previously Mid-Way Meeting)
February, 2021
Different dates depending on department

Experience Sharing Lunch (mentees only)
March 9, 2021

Experience Sharing Lunch (mentors only)
March 10, 2021

Mentor Mingle - CANCELLED (replaced with event on March 10)
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 programme. 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 Linguistics
  • Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
  • Department of Media Studies
  • Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner Gren Institute
  • Department of Physics
  • 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


Interested in next year's mentorship programme?

If you work at a department at Stockholm University and are interested in participating in next year's programme, you can read more and sign up at this link:

Memorandum of Understanding for the Mentorship Programme 2021/2022

As a participating department, you are resposible for recruiting your alumni and students and to match them within the programme. 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.

If you are a student or alum interested in participating in next year's programme, please tell your department!


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