The start of Semester Two led to a change in some mentor timetables meaning mentoring time slots were swapped and mentors took up extra mentoring slots. Jordan Troops was awarded as February’s Mentor of the Month for his help in taking up extra time slots and this is how he answered his 5 Minutes, 5 Questions:
What are you studying?
Where are you from?
Where are you mentoring?
Eckington, Rawmarsh & Aston
Why did you become a mentor?
I knew about the US in School programme before I started university, as I was a mentee on the scheme when I was in Year 10. The support and guidance that I received from my mentor was invaluable; particularly as I’d just started my GCSEs and didn’t really know what to expect.
When I was accepted into the University, one of the first things I did was check if the programme was still running. When I found out that it was, I knew I wanted to get involved as I’ve experienced first-hand that having a mentor can really can make a difference to the aspirations of young people.
What is the best thing about mentoring?
Receiving feedback from my mentees that they’re improving as a result of the sessions makes it all worthwhile. It’s fulfilling to know that I’m giving something back to a programme that helped me so much when I was in secondary school.
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