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Session OutlineSection One:Introduction: why ementoring, whos who, your expectationsActivity: Keeping safeActivity: Section TwoGetting started on the siteActivity: Evaluation
Understand what ementoring is and what your role as a mentee involves.Be able to use all the features on the ementoring website.Have a plan of what you want to get out of ementoring.Know who to contact if you get stuck.Have written your first message to your mentor
By the end of the today you will be able to:
Section One Knowing you, Knowing me!
Great Expectations Activity SlideAre the following statements True or False?
It is best to have no expectations about ementoring, that way you cant get let down.
Your mentor is not there to help you with your homework.
You should write a message to your mentor AT LEAST twice a day.
By the time you finish ementoring your mentor should know everything about you, even very personal information and vice versa.
Your mentor is likely to be quite old and wont really understand you.
Your mentor is a great source of information and can give you lots of advice and support.
Whats In It For Me?Ementoring willGive you someone to talk to about your futureHelp improve writing and IT skillsHelp build your confidenceHelp you to think about your next steps education or work and how to get there!Allow you more time to think about questions than you would have with face-to-face mentoring
It has helped me to be confident in myself and to study hard to get what I want
Your ementoring coordinator
The person who matches you with your mentor and looks after your scheme.Use them as a first point of contact if you have problems or concerns about your mentor, or if you want to talk about your place on the programme.
BrightsideUNIAID Education charity which helped develop the ementoring programme.BrightsideUNIAID provide online resources and tools to help individuals overcome barriers to education and employment. BrightsideUNIAID can support you if you have any technical problems with the website.If youd like find out more about BrightsideUNIAID contact 0207 922 7800Whos Who?
Who Else Is Involved?Your mentor:
An enthusiastic student who has volunteered to help youThey will be able to help you think about your future plans and share their own experiences
You are taking part in the ementoring programmeIt is your responsibility to keep in regular communication with your mentor and make the most of their knowledge and guidance
Get Protected!Avoid giving your email address or phone number to your mentor. Dont agree to meet your mentor unless arranged by your coordinator.The ementoring site has some automatic filters, designed to protect you.If you write a message containing certain words, like swear words or send an attachment, it will not appear instantly on the site. It will be held until your coordinator or BrightsideUNIAID can check it to make sure its ok.Key filter words: email, meet, Arsenal
Confidentiality StatementThe relationship with your mentor is confidential, EXCEPT where your mentor becomes aware that you may be at risk of being harmed.
In this situation, your mentor will seek advice about how to help protect you.
All communication on the ementoring website is monitored by BrightsideUNIAID and your coordinator
Section Two Using the ementoring website
Go to to see the website!
Youre going to learn how toCheck your conversationsWrite your first messageChange your profileLook at the resources on the websiteUse the activities
Login page screen shotWith annotation:Enter your login details here. If you have forgotten your details click on forgot your passwordSee below for old screenshot
Enter your login details here. If you have forgotten your details click on forgot your password?
Navigation barRecent activity feedSummary view
Filter messages by senderView sent, received or archived messages
Click here to reply to a messageOr here to archive the conversationStart a new messageBy clicking on contact Or new message
Select your recipientGive your message a titleEdit your message here Click here to add attachments
You can view your progress on activities those you have self-started or those your mentor has assignedWhy not try suggest activities that might be useful to you based on your profile.
View your course progressContinue your courseReview what modules are in this course
Read the instructions and answer the questions
Use the search function to find useful articles e.g on careers information or student loansLatest articles in the Knowledge Bank and latest newsArticles that relate to interests you have selected in your profile
You can also browse by topic
Article on resource bankRate an articles and leave a commentsUseful related and trustworthy links
Lets Get Started
Please fill out evaluation formsCollect a mentee handbook Take your mentee handbooks and activity handouts with you!
< Your Name >
BrightsideUNIAID0207 922 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Add you project name/logo here:e.g. Bright Links, Bright Journals, etc
*Delete the activity names if you are not using them.*Add in your ementoring website link above*Give a brief introduction to yourself Who are you? Did you study at university? Where? When? *
Great Expectations Activity.
This activity is designed to help mentees understand what they can expect from ementoring.
You can find facilitator notes in your Coordinator Handbook (see Mentee/Mentor Training Section).
If you would rather not include it in your training, thats completely up to you! *
Correct Answers:1. It is best to have no expectations about ementoring, that way you cant get let down.False. It is good to have some expectations about what you want to get out of ementoring and communicate this to your mentor. This will help provide a good starting ground for your discussions.2. Your mentor is not there to help you with your homework.True. Although your mentor might be able to give you some guidance on academic questions, they are there to help support you as you make plans for your future and not supposed to be a study buddy.3. You should write a message to your mentor AT LEAST twice a day.False. It is up to you how often you post but we recommend once a week. Try to log in and check your account pretty regularly.4. By the time you finish ementoring your mentor should know everything about you, even very personal information and vice versa.False. You dont need to talk about everything with your mentor and should only discuss things you feel comfortable about.5. Your mentor is likely to be quite old and wont really understand you.False. Many mentors may be university students or people who come from a similar background and have walked in your shoes. 6. Your mentor is a great source of information and can give you lots of advice and support.True. Your mentor has been trained to give you useful advice and support as you make plans for your future. The more you ask for guidance from your mentor, the more rewarding you are likely to find ementoring.*This is just a way to establish who is who in the users minds, so that they understand exactly who is involved in their scheme.Add in your project name above
*Add in your project name above
**Please establish the boundaries for your mentees. Feel free to amend this depending on the parameters of the scheme.*Please make sure all mentees understand the confidentiality statement before they begin to use the site.*
This is a quick activity to check the mentees understand what they should do in different situations.
If you would rather not include it in your training, thats completely up to you! Now it is time to showcase the ementoring site. This section will comprise a website demo, exploring the key features, and them some practical activities to get the mentees started.
If you are working in front of the computers, at the end of this section of the training, its always best to get them to log in and write a message to their mentor if at all possible!
N.b. If the users are in front of a PC, it is a good idea to get them to log in to the site to take a look around once you have completed this demo. Wait until you have completed the demo first though, to ensure you keep the mentees full attention.
**Point out what you are intending to cover, whilst showing the mentees the website. Add in your ementoring website link above. Type in www.brightlinks.org and they will get to a page like this.Just fill in the login details and the password, and press log in. If mentors have forgotten their password, just click on the forgotten password? button and a reminder will be sent to their email account, as long as they have provided a real email address. If this is not the case, mentors should contact you or Brightside for help. *Mentee Homepage
The navigation bar at the top shows that there are four sections within the site: homemy messagesmy activitiesmy resourcesClicking on any of these links will take you to the relevant section.
My feed is a summary of the most recent activity for you, including that relating to your messages, resources and activities.
In the top right corner there is a summary view which shows you in brief: How many new (unread) message