Make connections. Create change. Begin your mentoring journey with King's

Are you a student or recent graduate wanting to develop your network and receive professional advice, guidance and insights from King's alumni? Or perhaps you 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 a certain sector or industry.
• Receive help with career planning and direction.
• Benefit from independent and objective perspectives.
• Enhance your confidence as a young professional.
• Build and develop your professional network.
• Strengthen your connection to the King’s community.

Mentors have the opportunity to:

• Develop your listening, questioning, empathising and rapport-building skills.
• Extend your experience in developing people.
• Reflect on your own career.
• Expand your professional network.
• Strengthen your connection 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 an 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 bespoke mentoring-themed newsletters, and will be invited to exclusive mentoring-themed events, giving you an opportunity to meet other members of the programme in person. All alumni and students are welcome to join. You can sign-up here and read our FAQs 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 share professional knowledge, experiences and insights with fellow alumni and students through the online mentoring platform and a series of activities and initiatives. Find out more about the programme.

  • Leadership Mentoring Programme
    Each year approximately 100 students and alumni participate in the Leadership Mentoring Programme. This bespoke mentoring programme hand-matches King's students and recent graduates with an alumni mentor. During the programme the mentor can share their wealth of knowledge and expertise with their mentee, and provide them with tailored support to help them achieve their goals during their studies and as they enter the world of work. If you would like to participate in the programme as a mentor or as a mentee, you can register your interest to participate in the 19/20 cycle of the programme.

Useful resources to inspire you:

  • 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 email: mentoring@kcl.ac.uk or phone: +44 (0)20 7848 3053.