Megan studied at Coleg y Cymoedd in 2017, gaining A levels in Law (A*), English Language and Literature (A*), History (A), and the Welsh Baccalaureate (A). She is now studying law at Oxford University.
“The mentoring scheme has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to develop both my skills and my interest in my subject. Prior to starting the scheme, I felt lost and unsure about how I could work out what I wanted to do post-university. However, working with Employment Judge Davies has provided me with a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas of law. The scheme has enabled me to be stretched and challenged in a way that has improved my confidence, knowledge, and legal skills. I am now in a position where I have a deep fascination with law, the resources to further my academic performance, and the practical experience to aid me with decisions in the future.”
Lauren started studying at Coleg y Cymoedd in 2017 and has completed her BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma. She is currently studying for her BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care extended diploma and wants to become a nurse when she graduates.
“The benefits of the meetings so far are I’ve been able to recognise qualities about myself which I’ve never recognised before. It’s allowed me to have more faith and belief in myself which I’ve never had before, this will help benefit me in the future as it will allow me to become more confident.
I think students would benefit from mentoring sessions as they help you discover the real you. Students mostly only concentrate on their studies but forget about themselves in the process, this is where people may start to feel down, but having mentoring sessions alongside your studies allows you to take an hour to work on yourself and work on what your personal battles are such as low confidence or low self-esteem.”