The call for mentors for the season 2023–2024 is now open!

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The University of Helsinki group mentoring programme 2023–2024 will start in November, and we are now looking for mentors for our students. The programme is now running for the 13th time and the application period for mentors is open until 17th September.

Students need support from alumni of their own fields. As a mentor, you have a great opportunity to provide this support in the students’ path towards graduation and working life. And for sure, you will learn something new yourself!

Many of our mentors have found the experience so rewarding that they have participated in the programme more than once.

What is the programme all about?

For you as a mentor, group mentoring means sharing your own skills and life experience with a group of 2–4 students at different stages of their studies. Most of the groups are interdisciplinary and the language of the group can be Finnish, Swedish or English. This season, we hope to attract even more doctoral researchers (PhD students) as actors. In choosing mentors for the programme, we prioritise alumni who are currently in working life.

The group mentoring programme 2023–2024 will be launched with a kick-off meeting in Viikki Campus on Tuesday 21th November 2023 starting at 5 pm. For the mentors selected for the programme, we will organise a Q&A session on Zoom on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 5–6 pm. The closing event will take place in May 2024.

Between the kick-off meeting and closing event the mentoring groups will meet independently approximately once a month. If you want to mentor your group entirely remotely (online), please indicate this already on the application form.

Are you interested? Great! Apply to the programme as a mentor with this Lyyti form as soon as possible and on 17th September 2023 at the latest! 

We will contact all mentor applicants by the end of September.

For more information on applying to become a mentor, please contact Career counsellor Salla Wilén, salla.wilen(at) or Liaison manager Marja Peltomäki, marja.peltomaki(at)