The Postgraduate Mentor Scheme is a student support network for prospective University of Birmingham students. The mentors are experienced postgraduates who currently study in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham, and they will offer help and advice from a student perspective.
You can contact each mentor by email with any questions until September 2013. You do not need to have applied previously to contact the mentors, they can help general enquirers, applicants as well as offer-holders.
It is important to remember that responses are from a student perspective. The mentors can provide insight into areas including accommodation for students, campus life, the city of Birmingham, the College of Social Sciences, the course, and the transition into postgraduate study with the University.
You will be able to view the mentor profiles below, Please feel free to contact them directly using the emails provided alongside their profiles.
If you need any further assistance, please contact the mentor scheme organiser, Jon Cheek, using: firstname.lastname@example.org
Birmingham Business School
Stefanos Antonakopoulos (Email using – email@example.com)
Studying for an MBA in Global Banking and Finance.
An international student from Greece that completed both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University.
Has lived both in undergraduate/postgraduate halls and
off campus and can advise those looking for either type of accommodation.
School of Education
Cory Hazlehurst (Email using: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Studying for a PGCE in Primary Education.
Also studied for a BA and MPhil in History at Birmingham so can offer advice for postgraduate students undertaking research in these subject areas
Can offer information on the student experience on campus, including the Guild of Students, and advice on student support services.
School of Government and Society
Zahra Quli (Email using: email@example.com)
Studying for an MA in International Relations (Peacekeeping) having already completed a BA in Politics.
Familiar with the local area including the campus facilities.
From Birmingham and therefore knowledgeable about the City. Can also advise those looking for off campus accommodation.
School of Social Policy
Sarah Bennett (Email using: SKB848@bham.ac.uk)
Completed an access course at college and I am now doing my PhD in the department.
Love acoustic singer/songwriters and female stand up comics
I have a genuine empathy for anyone daunted by academia!!!