Guide our students
From mentoring and online profiles to delivering careers or industry talks and employing Brunel talent - your support really can make all the difference in inspiring and guiding our students and alumni.
There are lots of ways for you to get involved...
Other ways to inspire our students
Offer careers advice or guest lectures
If you are a specialist in a particular industry, have had experience in a specific field and/or you’ve had an interesting career journey related to your degree subject, we’d love to have you visit the campus to share your experiences, advice and guidance with the next generation of Brunel graduates.
You can support our current students by sharing your knowledge and experience during guest lectures in academic subject modules or at our various careers sessions and industry events. You could even inspire prospective Brunel students by speaking at one of our undergraduate Open Days for prospective students, our Applicant / Experience Days for offer holders or perhaps one of our postgraduate Open Evenings.
We’d love to have you on board - your experience and advice really could help to inspire our students towards their future career paths. When opportunities arise, we will typically make a request for speakers by email or via a message through our alumni network platform to those alumni who have indicated that they would be willing to help. Alternatively, you can email us with your availability and preferences and we can let you know what’s cropping up.
We are happy to forward any requests onto the relevant University contacts should you have a proposal for a collaborative research project.
Please feel free to email us with the full details.
Alternatively, you are welcome to browse our Brunel research areas for information and contact details.
Upcoming professional voluntary opportunities
If you’re keen to develop some professional voluntary experience - whether it's to add to your CV and discuss in any upcoming interviews or if you’re just looking to give back - we have plenty of opportunities cropping up throughout the year that you might like to be involved with.
Whether it’s delivering a talk about your career, providing industry insights or joining guest panels at one of our recruitment events, there’s plenty to get involved with and we’d love to welcome you back to campus. Your support, as always, can make such difference to our current and prospective students in inspiring their study choices and career paths.
Professional Mentoring and E-Mentoring Programmes
Please note: Registration as a mentor is welcomed throughout the year. Face-to-face mentoring typically runs from November to May whilst e-mentoring takes place from November to November.
The opportunity: These programmes are career-focused and you will be connected with a student to advise and guide them in developing their interpersonal skills for employment, provide sector insights and help to identify career goals. You'll also be able to develop your own mentoring and coaching skills along the way.
How to get involved: For more information, please take a look at the Professional Mentoring webpages. To become a mentor, please register via the Become a Mentor webpage.
Women in Brunel Engineering and Computing (WiBEC) Mentoring Programme
Please note: Mentoring on the WiBEC programme typically runs from November to May, however registering as a mentor is welcomed throughout the year.
The opportunity: We’re actively looking for mentors with engineering or computer science related specialisms to mentor our current students. You will help to set personal goals and work together towards achieving positive change. By sharing your knowledge, experience, expertise and industry insights you can help your mentee develop a competitive edge in the graduate job market.
How to get involved: For more information, please take a look at the WiBEC webpage and head to the Become a Mentor section if you’d like to learn more about your role as a mentor.