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UMO is the leading provider of specialist mentoring.
Our services include:
UMO is also the leader in providing evidence based research (both quantitative and qualitative) in Specialist Mentoring.
Mentoring can help people in many different ways depending on the need of the individual student and what they would like to work on themselves. Mentoring can also work in association with the needs assessment. In all instances, the mentor will help the mentee to identify, define and articulate their individual goals and personal motives.
For some, mentoring can help by:
UMO has strong evidence to prove that our approach to mentoring enhances the whole student experience. Students report better engagement with university life and university experience in general:
90% of students mentored for more than 3 months say that they are more able to keep up with their work, have a more positive attitude towards their time at University and what can be learned, and also feel more motivated and/or productive with work. Research feedback has included:
I don't think I would have been able to continue with my course without the help of my mentor...(Student at HEI, 2015).
Mentoring has provided strategies to help me stay calm, planning techniques, motivational approaches....(Student at HEI, 2016).
Mentoring has helped me settle at college, helped me to untangle how to access various resources, made me more confident in asking for things and how to connect with people at college(Student at HEI, 2016).
I honestly feel that my mentoring help was one of the reasons I managed to successfully complete my MA as I was truly struggling(MA Student, HEI 2014).
I very much appreciate the service because it has helped me to focus on my studies, strengthened me and guided me to other services for more support things I was not aware of. I was about to give up but my mentor encouragement gave that support I needed to focus and improved studies skills as I have not done any formal education for more than 15 years(MA Student, HEI, 2013).
· ....I am now confident that I will complete my degree to the best of my ability(Student at HEI, 2016).
UMO provides a unique specialised mentoring service
UMO mentors are very well qualified and experienced in their field. They all hold post graduate qualifications and at least five years post qualification experience. Most have 20 or so years experience. All have extensive experience of the university environment and work to the highest levels of professional governance where appropriate. For safeguarding purposes, all our mentors are enhanced CRB checked.
The MD of UMO is the national lead for specialist mental health mentoring for UMHAN.
We adhere to the NMH Charter. UMO is a member of the National Association of Disabled Practitioners and adhere's to its mission statement and aims of promoting "excellence in the quality and consistency of educational support services provided for disabled students."
UMO endeavours to deliver a highly professional, respectful and thoughtful service for all who engage.
Practices, Procedures and quality of the service is regularly monitored and reviewed to ensure the highest level of quality control and professionalism is maintained at all times.
UMO host regular CPD events for specialist mentors and wellbeing staff, hosted at King’s College, London.
All presenters have been selected for their ability to apply their knowledge to the field of specialist mentoring and/or wellbeing practitioners in HEIs. Although some may have a background in psychological therapies they understand the context of the work of specialist mentors and wellbeing staff.
UMO's CPD events are open to:
Below are a sample of recent CPD events offered by UMO:
UMO has created a bespoke electronic timesheet and invoicing software system to simplify administration so mentors can spend more time with the student on essential work. The system has been designed to focus on simplicity, security and reliability.
The timesheet and invoicing software system developed by UMO meets SFE requirements.
If you would like to enquire about this software please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I don't think I would be able to continue with my course without the help of my mentor. The opportunity to discuss and reflect on the problems that my disability causes in relation to my studies has been invaluable. I may have got more out of learning through reflection about my capabilities and overcoming my limitations from my mentoring than I have from my course in fact. I think the mentoring is also going to be very important in enabling me to confidently manage a return to employment following my course.”
“My mentor is amazing - she asks the right questions, responds in the right way, always encourages and supports me, and we work at a personal level”
“The mentor was very honest, and genuinely cared about my well being.”
“My mentor was very well matched to my background and interests - almost as if each student is 'hand-picked' a mentor.”
UMO recruits highly qualified and experienced mental health practitioners who also have a background of working with students at university. Applicants, with a CV and covering letter should be made to: email@example.com.
If you are suitably experienced and are studying or have studied within the field of psychology and are interested in widening your skill set with an internship in relation to social media communication, please email your CV and a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.