Applicant Mentoring Scheme

We are very pleased to offer applicants, who meet the required criteria for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, an opportunity to apply to our applicant mentoring programme.

Applicants who are accepted onto the mentoring programme will receive a package of four mentoring meetings, with a DTP student trained mentor, during the application process.

  • Meeting One: (between 29 May & 2 June 2023) A brief pre-application discussion with the mentor.
  • Meeting Two: (between 5 and 9 June 2023)  An application writing support session
  • Meeting Three: (between 26 June and 7 July 2023) An interview preparation session
  • Meeting Four:  (after 24 July)  A post application outcome reflection session

To be eligible to join the mentoring scheme, applicants must:

  1. Identify as:
    • Black, African, Caribbean or Black British
    • Asian or Asian British
    • Mixed or multiple ethnic groups
  1. Hold or expect to obtain a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualification
  2. Hold UK fee status for 2023 entry (Details on UK fees status are available from UKCISA)

Priority will be given to applicants who meet the above criteria and also identify with one of the following:

  • have ever been in local authority care
  • have ever been in receipt of free school meals
  • been the first in family to attend higher education
  • completed/completing their undergraduate studies at a non-Russell Group university