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Mentoring and Support

Between tutoring advice from academics to opportunities to connect with alumni internationally, King's Business School offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate students to connect with mentors who can guide them to success. 

All students are allocated a personal tutor, one of our King's Business School academics. Your personal tutor will be your primary academic point of contact, and can offer support and guidance, discuss academic progress, or direct you to specialist support services.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student. Learn more about personal tutoring at King's on Student Services Online.

The Student Mentoring Programme is an is optional Undergraduate peer mentoring programme which matches first year students with experienced second, third or fourth-year students to help and support them throughout the academic year.

Mentors will share their experiences and knowledge about their time at King’s and help their mentees settle into the university and the Business School community. They will offer appropriate advice and guidance and signpost to relevant support services where needed. Thy have undergone training and with have access to other opportunities to enhance their personal development and gain further skills.

Mentees will gain valuable insight and knowledge from students who have been where they are as well as building their confidence and developing their academic and social skills whilst making new friends across the year groups.

Our Diversity Mentoring programme connects BAME and female undergraduate students with experienced alumni to discover new career possibilities. The programme supports students from groups which are under-represented in business leadership roles.

As a student mentee, you’ll build the knowledge, confidence and adaptability to be the right kind of leader that economy and society needs. The programme will foster your professional networking skills through 1-1 support from an experienced business professional.

"I found it hugely beneficial to talk to someone who has years of experience and is also a woman working in finance. Most importantly, my mentor provided me with unbiased advice and an objective perspective which helped me with career planning and gave me a valuable insight into the industry" Lyubomira, International Management BSc, 2020

The programme runs from October-April, during which time you’ll meet with your mentor monthly. You’ll be supported via an online platform to connect with other mentors and mentees. Plus, you’ll receive regular resources and invitations to networking events from the King’s alumni team.

This programme is not running during the 2020/2021 academic year.

King’s Business School has a vibrant community of over 9,000 graduates in 118 countries around the world. Our Global Alumni Buddy scheme connects students on international work placements with a local alumni guide.

Moving to a new country is a big step. Having an alumni buddy can help you feel at home and learn about the local culture. For example, your alumni buddy might:

  • Show you their favourite place to get coffee or something to eat
  • Show you their favourite place to get coffee or something to eat
  • Support you in practicing your language skills
  • Introduce you to their friends and other local King’s alumni to help you build your network

"Having the unconditional and incessant support of King’s Alumni in NYC got me off to a flying start I never even thought possible at a place so unfamiliar. They encouraged me see what is possible with my career and made me believe it can be obtained by putting my foot at all possible doors in New York, which helped me foster relationships that go beyond my time in the city." Mihaela, Business Management BSc, 2020