Mentoring code of conduct

Whether you use UWE Bristol Alumni Connect to be a mentor or to find a mentor (be a mentee), you’ll need to agree to our mentoring code of conduct.

Agreement for mentors

You understand that:

As a mentor participating in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect mentoring, any advice you provide in the course of the mentoring relationship is solely for the purpose of guiding the mentee in their career.

This relationship is an educational resource to discuss career issues confronted by the mentee and your role is to provide relevant advice and suggestions.

The mentee will not rely upon your advice and/or statements as legal advice, nor as a substitute for their own independent judgment or professional opinions.

Mentoring is a confidential relationship. You’ll only disclose information to others when explicitly agreed with the mentee or if you believe there is a serious danger to the mentee or others if the information is withheld. Participation in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect mentoring is voluntary, and can be stopped by either you or your mentee at any time.

The sole involvement of UWE Bristol and its Alumni Team will be to verify that the mentees are current UWE Bristol students, alumni or friends of UWE Bristol and that the University has no further role in the mentor and mentee relationship.

Agreement for mentees

You understand that:

As a mentee participating in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect mentoring, any advice you receive in the course of the mentoring relationship is solely for the purpose of guiding you in your career.

This relationship is an educational resource to discuss career issues confronted by you and to receive relevant advice and suggestions from your mentor. You agree that you won’t rely upon the mentor's advice and/or statements as legal advice nor as a substitute for your own independent judgment or professional opinions.

Mentoring is a confidential relationship. Your mentor can only disclose information to others when explicitly agreed with yourself or if they believe there is a serious danger yourself or others if the information is withheld. Participation in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect mentoring is voluntary, and can be stopped by either you or your mentor at any time.

The sole involvement of UWE Bristol and its Alumni Team will be to verify that mentors are either current UWE Bristol students, alumni or friends of UWE Bristol and that the University has no further role in the mentor and mentee relationship.

It is your sole responsibility to assess the professionalism, credentials and references of the mentor.

General agreement and waiver

You understand and agree that UWE Bristol Alumni Connect is not intended for solicitation purposes, ie mentors should not request payment for any advice rendered.
 
You agree that in no event will you file suit or otherwise attempt to hold liable for damages, UWE Bristol, any mentor, mentee, alum, affiliate member or member of staff of UWE Bristol as a result of your participation in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless UWE Bristol and its members and staff from any and all claims, suits, actions or proceedings of any kind arising out of, or in connection with your participation in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect.

You understand that any party may terminate their involvement in UWE Bristol Alumni Connect at any time without notice or liability.

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