Student Mentoring and Guidance Services

Dr Ann has over 25 years experience in mentoring and advising high school as well as undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and Doctorate) university students.

So, what is "Mentorship"?

Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may have a specific area of expertise or may have a broad range of academic and professional skills and knowledge.

An effective mentoring relationship is characterized by mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy. Mentors are able to share life experiences and wisdom, as well as technical expertise. They are good listeners, good observers, and good problem-solvers. They make an effort to know, accept, and respect the goals and interests of a student. In the end, a mentor can establish an environment in which the student's accomplishment is limited only by the extent of his or her talent.

What is a "Mentee"?
A mentee (the student) is a person who receives guidance from a mentor for a specific period of time to enhance the mentee's capabilities and their likelihood of success in their studies or career. Through a mentoring relationship, mentees gain information and guidance about their transition from high school to university life as well as academic and career options from their mentor.