Begin your mentoring journey with King's

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.

Join our mentoring programmes:

King’s Connect Mentoring Programme
The programme will connect you with fellow King’s alumni and students across the world! When you join King's Connect, you will receive access to the online mentoring platform where you can make connections and develop your network. If you choose to become a mentor, you can share your professional knowledge, experiences and insights with other members, and if you choose to become a mentee, you can receive professional advice, guidance and insights from other members!

You will also receive quarterly newsletters, and will be invited to exclusive mentoring events, giving you an opportunity to meet other members of the programme in person. All alumni and students are welcome to join. Sign-up here.

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 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: or phone: +44 (0)20 7848 3053.