Alumni Mentoring Programme – King’s Connect

What is it?King's Connect

King’s Connect is the online community where alumni connect with each other and become mentors to current students.

The programme started 4 years ago and has facilitated over 350 mentoring relationships so far, and we want to reach 500 mentoring relationships by 2016.

1300 alumni are part of the platform and there are 310 active mentors. About 7 alumni are joining every day so the number of active mentors is set to rise to 400 by the end of 2015.

Mentoring requirements

Mentors will be required to commit to 1-3 hours a month per mentoring relationship as well as attending two events annually.

Mentees will be required to commit 4-6 hours a month to the mentoring relationship as well as attending two events annually.

Recruitment process

1- Students are asked to complete a short application form (10 minutes). The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday 19 January at midnight.

2- After completing the application form, students will be prompted to sign-up for an interview slot. The interviews round will take place on Friday 22 January 2016.

3- Any questions should be directed to mentoring@kcl.ac.uk.

Upcoming events

Monday 25 January 2016 – King’s Connect Mentoring Celebration Event – email mentoring@kcl.ac.uk to book your place.

Any questions?

Contact Maria Gutierrez, Alumni Volunteer Manager at maria.1.gutierrez@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 2123.

Join our global online community: King’s Connect!

You often hear the expression it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. At King’s we are not only focused on your academic learning but with our new online community, we now want to help build your network of influencers. Within this platform you will be able to search for alumni located all around the world in order to establish a connection with them.

King’s Connect will support your professional path; develop your network and give you access to the guidance and experience of successful alumni. You can search alumni by subject area, course studied, employer and location. Once you have found an alumnus that could be a good match you can request to become their mentee. When the match has been accepted, you can connect with your mentor to define the goals and expectations for your mentoring journey.

This is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from the King’s global alumni network. Guidance is provided by the King’s Alumni Office throughout the programme.

How to apply to become a part of King’s Connect?

Easily! Fill out this form by and sign-up to an interview time slot (Interviews will take place from Monday 12 October to Wednesday 21 October)

If you have any questions, please email mentoring@kcl.ac.uk for support.

We hope you make the most of this unique opportunity and we look forward to welcoming you to King’s Connect.

Be part of a new mentoring platform: King’s Connect!

At King’s we are not only focused on your academic development, we also want to help build your network of influencers. This is why the King’s Alumni office have launched a new online community. Within this platform you will be able to search for alumni located all around the world in order to establish a mentoring relationship with them.

King’s Connect will support your professional path; develop your network and give you access to the guidance and experience of successful alumni. You can search alumni by subject area, employer and location.

Once you have found an alumnus that might be a good match you can request to become their mentee. When the match has been accepted, you can connect with your mentor to define the goals and expectations for your mentoring journey.

As a PGR student at King’s, you also have the option of developing new skills by acting as mentor to current undergraduate students.

This is a wonderful opportunity to benefit from the King’s global alumni network. Guidance and support is provided by the King’s Alumni office throughout the programme.

Find out more and apply to become a part of King’s Connect
Come along to our information session for PGR students to find out more from the King’s Alumni Office team about joining the King’s Connect Mentoring Scheme, and the benefits of mentoring for research students with Dr Ross English from the Researcher Development Unit, on Wednesday 25th of March, 14.30–15.30 in JCMB. Book your place now:http://kingsconnectpgrsession.eventbrite.co.uk

In order to apply for the scheme, students are asked to fill out the application form. After students have completed the application form they will be directed to a remote interview process. We will then be in touch to let them know of the outcome and providing them details to register on the platform.

Mentoring requirements

  • Mentors will be required to commit to 1-3 hours a month per mentoring relationship as well as attending two events annually.
  • Mentees will be required to commit 4-6 hours a month to the mentoring relationship as well as attending two events annually.

Upcoming events

Any questions?
Contact Maria Gutierrez, Alumni Volunteer Officer at maria.1.gutierrez@kcl.ac.uk or 020 7848 2123.