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“What if…?” Mentee’s FAQs

What if my mentor can’t meet my objectives?

That’s okay! It is not a failure on their part (or yours) if a mentoring relationship doesn’t work out. Try to honestly discuss your concerns with your mentor and either work together to set different objectives or agree to end the mentoring relationship.

What if my mentor can’t help me with a specific issue?

Mentors are not trained advisers; they may not know all the answers and that’s okay! Please see the ‘More help and advice’ section for other support available at the university.

What if I want a second opinion?

Come to Careers and Placements to have a chat with one of our Career Consultants. You can book an appointment via Careers Gateway.?

What if I don’t get along with my mentor?

Mentoring is like any other kind of interpersonal relationship – sometimes it simply does not work. In that case, it is in the best interests of both you and your mentor for you to end the relationship.

Make sure you do this tactfully and thank them for the time they have already given you. Likewise, you are free to send questions and requests to as many alum as you like, so if it doesn’t work first time don’t give up!

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