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The Black Excellence Network mentorship scheme is for UK based sixth form students who are aspiring for competitive institutions and degrees.

A complete preparation program for your dream university

Admission tests support

Personal statement guidance

Interview preparation

1-1 guidance throughout Y13

Monthly mentorship updates

Compatibility based matching


Mentorship Matches

We encourage our mentors and mentees to strive for excellence!

The scheme consists of a wide range of subject matches such as Medicine, Law, Economics, STEM and PPE.

of Mentees gained entry into Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities in 2020/2021

of Mentors would continue as mentors for the following year in 2020/2021


Mentorship Statistics

Mentees who received offers from Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities

Mentees who would recommend the mentorship scheme to a friend

Mentors who would continue as mentors for the following year

Mentors who would recommend the mentorship scheme

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Mentorship Updates

We send out monthly mentorship update via email to all
current mentees and mentors which aid
communications and provide potential academic and career based conversation topics.

Check out our latest updates!

Frequently asked questions

“I signed up as a mentor/mentee however I have not been allocated a mentoring partner…”

Our aim as a mentorship scheme is to ensure that every mentee who signs up before the application cycle closes is allocated to a mentor. This means that not every mentor who registered as part of the scheme will be allocated a mentee if there are no suitable matches available. If you are a mentee who has signed up however is unsure about your match status then please email to find out more. 

“I don't know what to speak to my mentee/mentor about anymore…”

The Black Excellence Network is also about making connections and building rapport with fellow black students nationwide. If you have already discussed academia, career and lifestyle with your mentoring partner, continually check in to stay updated on their journey and current endeavours!

“My mentoring partner and I have been communicating outside of the platform…”

The mentoring platform at is designed to ensure that all communications take place in a supervised environment. These provisions are not restrictive but aim to ensure the safeguarding of all mentees. If you have been communicating with your mentee/mentor via an alternative platform then please contact us at so we can make a note of this when monitoring frequency of communications.

“My mentoring partner hasn’t replied to my message in over a month”

Send another message to your mentoring partner to prompt communications 

Please contact us at or via our social media platforms and we will contact them directly also.

"I am unable to log into my account to reply to my messages from my mentor/mentee"
  • 1. Enter your username which is either your full name or email address into the username box when logging in.
  • 2. Complete the ‘password’ field 
  • 3. The option to reset password should then appear. 
  • 4. Reset your password and log in
"I do not know how to find my messages from my mentor/mentee"
  • 1. Log in and click on ‘Mentorship
  • 2. Select ‘Inbox‘ 
  • 3. You should then be able to find the chat box and send a message/find your messages.

Contact The
Mentorship Team

If you have any queries or thoughts you would like
to share with us, please just fill out this short form
and we will be in touch with you.