After gaining experience as a student mentor, there could be opportunities to apply for a bursaried role, such as that of Super Mentor. An aim of the Student Mentoring scheme is that it develops into a scheme that is run by students for students, as far as this is practicable. Super Mentors are key to this development.
The role of Super Mentor includes participation in scheme decision-making and promotion, mentor recruitment and training, taking part in some events and administration. Each Super Mentor will spend approximately 50 hours on the scheme over the year and receive a bursary of £325.
The benefits of undertaking the role of Super Mentor are similar to the advantages of being a mentor, but to a greater extent.