What Is a Mentor?

Explaining the different types of user roles on the Vygo Platform.

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There are two types of user roles supported by the Vygo platform: mentees, meaning people seeking support, and mentors, being those who offer it.

Our mentors are champions in their fields of expertise, they may be university staff, alumni, industry mentors, coaches, advisors or peers. As well as acting as role models, mentors focus on supporting the development and growth of those less experienced than them by building trust, offering support, facilitating learning and demonstrating positive behaviours.

Mentors help mentees develop confidence as they hone their skills through personalised learning. They also encourage mentees to work towards their goals, celebrating small successes along the way. Through Vygo’s flexible and multifaceted support systems, mentors are able to offer assistance in either a one-to-one or a one-to-many context, be it on-campus or online at any time.

Note: As a mentor, you are not able to make any initial contact with mentees, nor can you search for a user. Instead, you wait for prospective students to reach out to you inside the Vygo platform. This is in accordance with our strict safety and user-protection standards.

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