University Launches New Community Mentoring Scheme

The University of Leeds has launched a brand new community mentoring scheme to link local organisations with a professional or academic staff mentor and gain from their knowledge and expertise.

One of the greatest assets of the University is our staff and their wide range or knowledge and professional expertise. We are offering a new community mentoring scheme to utilise this asset for the benefit of University staff and local communities.

The scheme will match academic, professional or support staff mentors with a local organisation seeking support with any specific areas of work such as writing a funding bid, developing a marketing campaign or sustainable business modelling. We anticipate that the support areas requested will be as diverse as the knowledge and skills staff can offer. The scheme is open to any not for profit community benefit organisation in Leeds.

This project is being delivered by the University's Sustainability Service which has a strategic commitment to ensure the University is a positive partner in society and our knowledge and expertise is utilised to support local organisations.

For more information about the scheme and how you can make an application visit the Sustainability Service webpages http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/sustainability-service-mentoring/ Alternatively you can contact Amanda Jackson on 0113 3434073 or a.m.jackson@leeds.ac.uk