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Mentoring programme

MentorThe mentoring program “University friend¨ offers persons with a refugee background an introduction to higher studies at the University of Gothenburg.

During the mentorship program, students and PhD students from the University of Gothenburg are matched with you who are newly arrived in Sweden. The mentors and the mentees receive an introductory course and subsequently meet during four group meetings to discuss themes that are aimed at facilitating the mentee’s way into higher studies.

When the planned meetings have finished, the mentors and the mentees can decide for themselves if they want to go on meeting on their own. The idea is that the mentorship programme should be both fun and helpful, entail a mutual learning process for both the mentors and the mentees, where they share experiences and knowledge from different countries.

“I have learned more about how the university works with the help of people who have the same goals in life as I do. Now I want to work hard in order to begin studying as soon as possible”

This was written by one of the mentees in the evaluation form.

The mentors are all students at the University of Gothenburg, either at bachelor’s, master’s or Phd level. The mentees have either finished their secondary level education or begun or interrupted their university studies. The mentoring programme “University friend” is a collaboration between Göta Student’s Union, the University of Gothenburg with its’ doctoral committee and Refugee Guide (Flyktingguide/Språkvän) from the City of Gothenburg.

These are the dates for the Spring term 2019: 3 March, 20 March, 3 April, 17 April, 2 May, at 5-7 pm.


The picture above shows Castro Abo Jaan Alhebe, mentee, and Gró Einarsdóttir, mentor. Here you will also find a short film (in Swedish) with more pictures from the first round of the mentoring programme ”University Friend”. The shortfilm was made by Ahmed Alzayyan, who has done an internship at international Centre.

Here you can find information about the Mentoring programme in Arabic

Mentorprogrammet Universitetsvän kort

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