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BME Mentoring

The BME Mentoring Scheme connects Black and ethnic minority students with LSE alumni, creating the opportunity to share knowledge, provide support, and discuss future plans.

What does the BME MEntoring scheme involve?

The BME Mentoring Scheme (BMEMS) provides a structured programme of mentorship through which BME students at LSE can receive support and advice for their personal, academic, and professional development. The programme involves matching students with LSE alumni based on a series of characteristics and preferences. These matched mentors and mentees then meet regularly from November through to July with support from LSESU staff, including training, events, and networking sessions.

The scheme aims to create a community of BME students and LSE alumni that can draw upon each other for support and knowledge throughout their degree and beyond. 

Information for Mentors

We’re looking for LSE alumni to mentor BME LSE students. If you’re looking for a new challenge, or want to pass on some of your wisdom to a current LSE student, this is the opportunity for you!

We expect all mentors to maintain regular contact with their mentees, catching up at least once per month. If you are matched with a mentee, we will get in touch with guidance on mentoring to help you through the process, including information on appropriate topics to discuss, how to set up effective communication, and safeguarding. The ideal mentor would feel comfortable sharing their own experience at University and beyond, and be motivated to support their mentee in both their personal and career development.

If you have any questions or inquiries about the mentoring scheme, get in touch with us at

Applications for the BME Mentoring Scheme 2023/24 are now closed. Applications will reopen in 2024 for the 2024/25 cohort.


Information for Mentees

LSESU’s BME Mentoring Scheme connects BME students with some of LSE’s alumni, providing students with valuable guidance and insight into different industries.

All mentees who are successfully matched with a mentor are expected to maintain regular contact with the mentor, catching up at least once a month. Please do not sign up for the scheme if you are unsure if you can commit to this. A mentorship is a partnership and you will be expected to commit a couple of hours each month to preparing, discussing, and consolidating the topics you cover with your mentor.

In the application form below, you will be able to specify any preferences you have about your potential mentor and we will try to match you with someone who matches those criteria. However, it may not be possible for us to do so in all instances.

If you have any questions about the scheme, you can email

Applications for the BME Mentoring Scheme 2023/24 are now closed. Applications will reopen in 2024 for the 2024/25 cohort.


Last year LSESU BME Mentoring Scheme was nominated for the Community Organisation Award for Race, Religion & Faith at the National Diversity Awards 2023!

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