As we move into the next year of Generate – our entrepreneurship programme – we are looking to grow our pool of alumni mentors. Last year’s alumni mentors provided numerous students with excellent business advice that often had a direct and powerful impact on the student’s business idea. This year, given the sharp rise of entrepreneurial interest amongst the student population we are now looking now to expand our current network to ensure we meet the needs of our incoming students and recent alumni. Great mentors who are excited about what our students are up to and are keen to pass on their expertise to our entrepreneurs are an essential part of our delivery programme and play a key role in the students’ progress and eventual success.

We would welcome alumni who have had business startup and growth experience or indeed have a specific industry or specialist skill. Sectors of particular interest to students include the food and beverage industry as well as the digital and tech space. However we would love to hear from anyone who has taken an entrepreneurial career path, whatever the sector.  We also have a growing number of social entrepreneurs who would benefit from working with a mentor.

If you think you might be interested in offering your services, be that in a one-off advice session with a student or as a longer-term mentoring opportunity we would be extremely happy to hear from you!  Please drop us a line at with a brief summary of your entrepreneurial background and in which capacity you might like to be involved in our programme.

We really look forward to hearing from you!