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Young Mentor of the Year Launches

Released: 27.06.16


A  campaign has been launched to find the Marjon Young Mentor of the Year.

The competition aims to find and celebrate young people who are exceptional mentors and will highlight what it takes to make an inspirational teacher.

The University is asking members of the public to nominate a young person from the region who deserves to win the title of Young Mentor of the Year.

The best university in the South West for Education provision (according to the Complete University Guide), the University of St Mark & St John, set up the campaign, which launched this week. Staff took part in a human pyramid to symbolise how support and trusted relationships can enable individuals to succeed.

Dean of the Faculty of Education & Social Sciences at the university, Dr Ian Luke said: “We have launched the campaign because we want to raise awareness of the power of mentoring and the positive impact it can have on individuals and communities. With over 178 years’ experience of training teachers we are expert at recognising those special qualities in people from a young age. We want to celebrate those who are already mentors or working in the community sharing their skills and experience to help others.”

An incredible prize package includes an exclusive chance to experience the Marjon Summer School in July. This is a unique experience of student life on the beautiful university campus on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It will include a week long programme of exciting activities with education and sport at the heart, with cooking, making music, and independence and confidence-building life skills included. As well as this week long prize, the winner of the ‘Marjon Young Mentor of the Year’ will also get a top-of-the-range laptop!

If you want to nominate a young person from you area aged 16-17 who deserves win, email 200-300 words to nlang@marjon.ac.uk by 10 July 2016.

 


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