What does a mentor do?
As a mentor, you help a student who needs study support to sort out and prioritise what is important, and to interpret assignments and tasks, and course components. By helping the student with frameworks and the clarity needed for their study situation to function well, you will be helping them to improve their chances of completing their studies successfully.
How does mentorship work?
You meet the student who needs support once a week for about 1–1.5 hours. You can mentor several students if you have the time and are interested, but all these meetings are one-on-one.
You get a lot back for the effort you put in
For being a mentor, you are paid SEK 150 per hour plus holiday pay. When your mentoring assignment begins, you will receive an introduction to mentoring from the University’s mentor coordinator. During the assignment, we support you with personal supervision. You will also be invited to in-service training, lectures and joint seminars each month with other mentors.
You can get a statement of your mentoring assignments
When you finish your assignment as a mentor, you can receive a certificate stating that you have been a mentor at the University of Gothenburg. Proof and a record of a rewarding and instructive role that you have had, which you can take with you in your future working life.
How do I become a mentor?
You can fill in an expression of interest form or contact the mentor coordinator if you are interested in becoming a mentor.