Mentoring at Bristol – Finding career support in my home country 

Are you an international law student looking to establish some professional networks in the legal sector in your home country? Have an idea about where you’d like to work, but want some advice?  

Take a look at our Corporate & Commercial Law (international mentors) mentoring scheme, which matches international students to law graduates working in legal roles in a variety of countries overseas. The scheme aims to show you how your law degree is relevant in a real-world context, as well as assisting with the transition of working in your home country after studying in the UK.  

 We asked previous mentees what their key highlight of the scheme was: 

 “I felt very comfortable with my mentor from the first meeting to the last. She was very friendly and understanding and hearing about her experiences made me feel more confident and positive about my future.” 

Group of three females sat at a table in front of laptops and papers, smiling having a conversation.

Mentors signed up to the scheme for 2023/24 work in a range of countries around the world, including: Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Australia, Spain, Ghana and Italy. 

 “The first talk with the mentor satisfied some of my early concerns upon starting my master’s degree.” 

How mentoring can benefit you 

Securing a mentor can help you to develop key skills that employers are looking for, such as communication and personal skills, increase your confidence and motivation and provide you with an opportunity to delve deeper into a particular area of law or non-law.  

By working with a mentor, you will gain first-hand insight into a role, organisation and/or sector that you are interested in pursuing or may not have considered. Our mentors offer invaluable support and advice, offering new perspectives on possible career options that relate to your degree. 

Applying to the scheme 

The Corporate & Commercial Law (international mentors) mentoring scheme is open to second year, final year LLB and MA, and LLM Law students. You can find out more about this scheme and our other mentoring schemes on theLaw School Mentoring pages.  

Applications close at 9 am on Saturday 30 October. 

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