The OxFEST mentoring scheme aims to provide members of OxFEST with the personal support of a more experienced individual. This support may take the form of email contact, face-to-face meetings, telephone calls or video calls.
OxFEST hopes that mentors and mentees will enjoy a relationship that can be built up based upon shared experiences. The mentees will hopefully benefit from the mentors about careers, academic issues and mentor’s experiences.
OxFEST Mentoring Scheme offers mentors from both academia and industry, and is the only such scheme at Oxford University open to undergraduate students as well as graduates.
Objectives for Mentees
To have the opportunity to discuss questions about their academic issues, careers and general questions about university life with someone who has been through similar experiences, and could offer help and advice. Our mentors come from various fields of studies and occupations. They are at different stages of their career, ranging form 3rd year undergraduates to postdoctoral researchers and professionals in industry. If you would like to have more information on the available mentors, please get in touch with OxFEST (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Getting in Touch
If you would like to have a mentor, please fill out the form available here. Our Mentoring Representatives will then contact you to link you with your mentor. Once you have been added to the scheme, a list of current mentors will be made available to you.
Becoming a Mentor
OxFEST will contact you to link you with interested mentees. Basic information will be specified on the website in a password protected area for mentees to chose the most appropriate mentor to support them.
Please note: Mentors must be in the third year of their undergraduate degree, or above.
After two weeks, the OxFEST committee will get in touch with both the mentor and the mentee to check whether contact has been made. Termly evaluations will be filled in for one academic year following the initial contact.
MENTORS AND MENTEES MAY OPT OUT OF THE SCHEME AT ANY TIME BY CONTACTING THE OXFEST COMMITTEE.