Keele University E-Mentoring
The six-month pilot medical e-mentoring programme at Keele has now been completed. Both the second year medical student mentors and Year 12 mentees involved in the programme have gained a significant amount of knowledge and communication expertise from their involvement in the programme. The programme sought to raise the aspirations of non-traditional Year 12 students from across Staffordshire and Shropshire, and coach them through the process of applying to medical school.
The pilot programme has also been an excellent opportunity to development best practice in the pioneering field of e-mentoring. Keele’s approach to e-mentoring has been commended by The Brightside Trust, the charity which provides the online mentoring facility and co-ordinate the national programme. The charity recently held two national e-mentoring conferences at Imperial College and Middlesex University at which Keele University’s e-mentoring co-ordinator, Helen Baker, was asked to present and share best practice with over forty HEIs.
A full evaluation of the programme is currently taking place the results, which will be ready in the New Year. If you would like any further information regarding the e-mentoring programme at Keele please contact: Helen Baker ext: 4479; firstname.lastname@example.org.