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Our mentoring offering

Who helped you get to where you are today? Perhaps you remember certain people who gave you career advice, introduced you to new connections or simply just listened to your concerns. By mentoring with King’s, you could help a student or graduate reach their potential too.

Your experience is invaluable to the next generation. Giving up your time to become a mentor gives you a chance to make a real impact. You might help a current student assess their career options or provide advice to a recent graduate searching for their first industry role.



There are lots of ways you can get involved with mentoring, either as a mentor, a mentee or both. 


Join King’s Connect

King’s Connect is your exclusive online gateway to the King’s alumni community, wherever you are in the world. It’s your one-stop-shop for making connections, expanding your professional network and mentoring opportunities. The King’s Connect portal is also open to students and staff.

Use the platform to connect with members of your King’s community, build your networks, join special interest groups and start conversations. Reach out to ask a question or for career or professional development advice, have someone review a CV or cover letter, or get help with interview preparation, whenever you need it.

Benefit from mentoring on King’s Connect 

Making the right connections is easy on King’s Connect. You can search for contacts by industry, job function, subject studied, year of graduation, location or area of expertise, as well as find out who is offering or looking for help. Additionally, If you sync your King’s Connect account to LinkedIn, your professional details will always be up to date.

King’s Connect is open to all King’s students and alumni. Signing up is quick and easy and you can use your Google, LinkedIn or Facebook account. If you have any further questions you can email us at or call us on +44 (0)20 7848 3053 and we will call you back.

Create your King's Connect profile

Being a King’s mentor has been so rewarding. It’s a great way to give back. I love imparting advice that I wish I had been given when I was a student. The King's Connect online platform makes mentoring easier than ever. You can now connect with the King's community anywhere in the world to find and share advice.

Rita Kakati-Shah (Mathematics & Management, 2001) and King’s Connect mentor


Other mentoring programmes

Our Leadership Programme matches students with alumni mentors for a six month cycle from November to April each year. We welcome driven alumni leaders who are keen to mentor an ambitious student to help them tap into their potential and develop their leadership skills.

The programme is open to all students, but priority is given to undergraduate students in the second and final year, and to postgraduate students. We ask for a commitment of one to two hours per month to the programme and the Alumni Office offers monthly communication and support to those taking part.

The mentoring cycle for the 2023/24 leadership mentoring programme is now closed, but if you are interested in applying to take part in the next cycle of the programme or have any questions, please email

The programme focuses on supporting students from groups which are under-represented in senior-level roles through tailored group mentoring sessions on topics such as overcoming failure, building resilience and self-care and understanding your strengths.

Mentoring at King’s Business School.

Supporting our diverse student community at The Dickson Poon School of Law is a priority. The school prides itself in offering our students a range of support and, as part of our commitment to widening participation, we also offer initiatives to specifically assist students from underrepresented backgrounds*.

With a six-month cycle from October – April (includes January break) the Group Mentoring Programme at The Dickson Poon School of Law helps to facilitate positive mentor-mentee relationships between law students from a diverse background and law alumni. Rather than a one-to-one mentoring relationship, discussion takes place between mentors and groups of up to 3 students at a time who have been hand-matched based on shared study and/or career interests, backgrounds, or facing similar challenges/experiences. Alongside mentor-mentee relationship building, the group structure helps students to develop their peer-peer connections, and develop their listening, questioning, empathising and rapport-building skills.

Mentoring groups meet once a month (virtual or in-person) for at least one hour, with pre-work and post-work allocated and discussed in the sessions. Mentees are also able to contact their mentors outside of group meetings and mentors may be required to commit time outside of the meetings to review CV’s, cover letters, or respond to tasks and additional questions from mentees.

Interested in becoming a mentor on the Group Mentoring Programme? We invite all King’s law alumni to apply as a mentor to this programme by emailing Please include a 100–150 word professional description (do indicate where you are based), share why you’re interested in becoming a mentor and how you believe your mentorship would be of value to a King’s law student from a diverse background.

*This includes students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; students with a disability; students who are the first in their immediate family to have attended University; those who have participated in King’s-led outreach programmes including the K+ programme; students who are care-experienced, estranged or forced migrants; and students from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds.

Apply as a mentor

King's Connect

King’s Connect

King's Connect is the new gateway to your King's community wherever you are in the world.

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