Project Access is an international social enterprise that fights inequality in higher education by widening access to top universities. We help underprivileged students apply for, gain admission to and succeed at top universities – for students, by students and forever free of charge.
 
 

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Not sure how to sign up to become a mentor?
Or how to schedule a mentoring session?
Any other questions?

 
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Mentoring Platform User FAQ

For Mentors and Applicants

Our one-stop digital platform is designed for prospective members to sign up for Project Access programmes, and to engage with their paired mentees/mentors throughout the duration of their mentorship to achieve the goal of effective guidance for college application. 

How can I get an account? 

To create an account, follow this link https://mentor.projectaccess.org/signup/to access a common sign-up page and fill in your basic contact details. (picture below)

 
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How / why do I need to fill in the dossier?

After filling in your contact details, you will be asked a series of questions on your background, education, intended course of study, etc. These questions able us to find out more about you, and hence pair you with a mentee/mentor with similar academic interest or experiences. Your response will be captured and made viewable to the system admins, as well as your prospective mentors/mentees. Remember to be as honest and detailed as possible to help us with this process. (picture below)

 
 
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When and how will I get a mentor?

After you have completed your registration on Together, your information will be sent to a mentor for approval. Upon approval, you will receive an introduction mail from the mentor with his or her personal and contact details. You will then need to write an email to your mentor to schedule your first call. Instruction on scheduling the first call can be found below.

The whole process takes approximately two weeks, you can contact us for help if you do not get a mentor by then.

 
 
 

When and how will I get a mentee?

After you have confirmed your registration as a mentor, your information (i.e. your school and course, etc. ) will be stored in our system. When a compatible match is made based on this information, you will receive an Email regarding “Do you want to be a mentor for xxx”. You will then need to approve or disapprove the match within 48 hours. (picture below) If you disapproves the match, a new match will be made. If you approves the match, your mentee will receive an automated introduction email from you.

After approving your match, look out for the invitation to your first call with your mentee which marks the beginning of your mentorship.

 
 

How does the pairing work?

The mentors and mentees are grouped in country-specific and degree-specific programs (e.g. UK Undergraduate, Poland Postgraduate etc.). Primarily, the matching algorithm takes into account the subject of study and the type of university. Other factors include things like ethnicity, gender and extra-curricular interest.  

 

How to arrange a call with my mentor?

After successful matching, mentees will receive an email template to guide them to contact their mentor to arrange the first call (picture below).

 
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Can I sign up as both a mentee and a mentor?

Yes – you can either indicate interest as a mentor OR a mentee within the same registration. Nonetheless, you take up double role as long as you have already enrolled at the university you want to mentor for. This can be done through another registration using a different email address of yours.  (picture below)

 
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Can I change or update my dossier response?

Yes – you can change your responses in the dossier by clicking on ‘edit dossier’ in your user homepage. (picture below)

 
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If you don’t hear back from us two weeks after your registration, please email admin@projectaccess.org