7th June 2004

 

E-MENTORS FOR HULL PUPILS

 

Five administrators from the University of Lincoln in Hull are training to become

e-mentors to children and young adults in schools in the Hull region.

 

Carole Wade, Maria Conyers, Marie Morgan, Brenda Rees and Yvonne Lennard-White have all volunteered to one-to-one email support to individuals experiencing difficulties or challenges in their lives.

 

After the volunteers have completed their training weekly contacts will be set up between the mentor and the student and reciprocal visits will be arranged between the university and the school concerned.

 

Sandra Cooper, manager of Humber Education Business Link Organisation, visited the university’s George Street building to explain the scheme.

 

The volunteers have signed up for the scheme through the university’s Community Volunteers section which encourages staff and students to undertake voluntary work in the community.

 

“Mentors should be good listeners, positive role models, motivational, reliable and committed,” said community volunteer co-ordinator Pam Thompson.

 

The photograph shows Carol Wade (centre), who is coordinating the mentoring at the university in Hull, with Sandra Cooper (left) and Maria Conyers.

 

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For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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