On 25 April 2012, Aston Business School hosted the
End of Scheme Celebration Event for the Professional Mentoring Scheme 2011/2012, an event celebrating the success of the scheme whilst thanking its
contributors, both Mentors and Mentees.
The scheme has grown since it was first introduced in 2010; this year’s
scheme had just under a hundred of these relationships.
About the event
The Event kicked off with a small meet and greet in the Aston
Business School lounge bar, giving all the mentors and mentees a chance to
share their experiences, and discuss their thoughts on the scheme.
Professor Helen Higson, the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Aston
University, then started off the dinner, giving a speech to all the attendees,
thanking them all for their contribution. She highlighted the huge benefits of
the scheme and how it has developed since it was first introduced in 2010. She
praised the scheme for ‘giving the mentees invaluable exposure to successful
business men and women from a variety of sectors.’
The Event was a big success with a large number of the mentors and
mentees attending. There was an award ceremony for and Most Supportive Mentor
(winner: Karen Collier from Marks and Spencer) and Most Progressed Mentee
(winner: Thomas Oakley, BSc Marketing student). Mentors and mentees had the
opportunity to nominate their respective counter-part if they felt they had
performed particularly exemplary. Many of mentors and mentees nominated their
counterpart, highlighting the fantastic relationships that have developed due
to the scheme.