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Student Mentor

Listed by Widening Access Strathclyde


Application deadline: Fri 17 May 2019 17:00




The pattern of projects is flexible to fit around your studies. The hours of work are between Monday and Friday, 9am - 3pm.


Interviews will be held during the week beginning the 28th of May.

Job Duration

The programme runs between August and June.


The University’s Widening Access Team is looking for student mentors to work on the FOCUS West programme in the 2019-20 academic session. You will be leading groups of 2nd, 3rd and 4th year pupils through a series of interactive activities that will allow them to find out more about Higher Education at College and University.

We are looking for enthusiastic, professional and committed students who are able to motivate and inspire young people, many of whom come from areas with high levels of socio-economic deprivation.  Current mentors have commented on how rewarding this experience is, both in terms of personal and professional development and through having the opportunity to make a positive impact on the future of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

You will undergo a PVG Disclosure check and full training will be provided.


If you are interested in applying for this post, please download and complete the Widening Access Mentor Application Form 2019 and return it to 

If you have any questions, please contact



FOCUS West (Focus OCollege and University Study – West of Scotland) is the largest division in Scotland of the national Schools for Higher Education Programme. Its work involves supporting more pupils into Higher Education, whether this is direct to university, or going to college first to study for a Higher National Qualification. 

The FOCUS West Programme was the first collaborative access programme in the west of Scotland to use student mentors and tutors to deliver its activities and the first to connect pupils with a systematic plan of visits to university and college campuses. FOCUS West works for west of Scotland schools but is also connected into larger networks across the UK and Europe, so that the programme has a good knowledge of access to higher education beyond its geographical area.


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