Begin your mentoring journey with King's

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Are you looking for mentoring and career advice from professional King’s alumni? Or are you a seasoned professional eager to pass on your knowledge to the next generation?


Benefits of mentoring:

Mentees have the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable insight into and knowledge of a certain sector or industry.
  • Receive coaching, support and guidance to help you achieve your career and professional development goals.

Mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Develop key skills around listening, questioning, facilitating, empathising and rapport-building.
  • Reflect on your own career development.
  • Extend your experience in developing people.
  • Feel involved with, and give back to, the King’s community.

Watch: The Power or Mentoring. Hear from Lori Hunt in this TED talk about the power of mentoring.


Join our mentoring programmes:

King’s Connect Mentoring Programme
Our King's Connect mentoring programme will connect you with students and alumni in the UK and across the world. Through the online platform, mentors can make connections and share professional knowledge, experiences and insights with mentees. 

All alumni and students are welcome to register, and you can be a mentor, a mentee or both! Get started on King’s Connect in three easy steps:

  • Visit King’s Connect and sign up.
  • Create a user profile with your photo and a short biography.
  • If you’re looking for a mentor, search for mentors from around the world who meet your criteria (such as location, industry, place of work). Get connected by sending a mentoring request. OR if you’re looking for a mentee, select what mentoring services you’re willing to offer and then make sure you select the green button, ‘Activate Mentoring Now’, which will allow mentees to find and connect with you).

When you join King’s Connect, you will receive quarterly newsletters, and you will also be invited to exclusive mentoring and networking events, giving you an opportunity to meet other members of the programme in person.

Florence Nightingale Mentoring Programme
Are you a nursing or midwifery alumni or student? If yes, you are invited to join the Florence Nightingale Mentoring Programme. Through the programme, alumni can share professional knowledge, experiences and insights with fellow alumni and students through King's Connect and a series of activities and initiatives. Find out more about the programme.


Useful resources to help inspire you:

Watch: King’s Connect training video.

Watch: our interview with King’s alumna Katherine Grainger (Law, 2013), where she shares what inspired her to win Olympic gold medals while completing a PhD in Law!

Watch: 21 Icons: Desmond Tutu: Short Film. King’s alumnus Desmond Tutu talks to filmmaker Adrian Steirn about why he believes in the basic goodness of people despite so much evidence to the contrary in the world. He shares his inspiration for having led the selfless life he has, and his view on his legacy as South Africa's moral conscience.

Watch: Mentoring the next generation. Hear from Michael Benko in this TED talk about mentoring the next generation.

Watch: Walk Refresh your mind (and your legs!) with this innovative approach by Nilofer Merchant.

Read: 5 Secrets to Being a Great Mentor. Enjoy this fascinating read by Rick Wartzman, Executive Director of the Drucker Institute.


More Information:

If you have any further questions, read our FAQs, email: mentoring@kcl.ac.uk or phone: +44 (0)20 7848 3053.