Chinese and Korean Mentoring Service

Chinese and Korean Mentoring

Specialist Mentoring for Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean Speaking Students.


Students are matched to a Specialist Mentor who speaks their first language, with a shared cultural frame of reference. 


The Specialist Mentor provides support and guidance to help students navigate their way through university. 



New strategies


Break through barriers unlock talent, build confidence, and tackle any difficulties

Regular support


Regular (weekly or fortnightly) one on one support sessions for 50 mins 

Cultural understanding


Meet with a Mentor who understands the struggles of studying in the UK university culture

Achieve goals


Maintain wellbeing to achieve course and personal goals

UMO’s Specialist Mentoring for Mandarin, Cantonese or Korean Speaking Students provides the opportunity for Chinese or Korean students to gain insight into the identified issues impacting wellbeing and studies whilst studying at university in the UK.

Working with a specialist, students are able to face obstacles and develop strategies that are blocking studies, as well as find a safe space to explore the challenges of being an international student.

Chinese and Korean speaking mentors are able to understand the experience of being a student at a UK university – loneliness, cultural differences, academic teaching, learning styles and feeling homesick are amongst the themes discussed in sessions.