Last year, we were thrilled that six professionals from across the Morson Group volunteered as mentors, dedicating their time and expertise to the programme.

Due to the success of the programme, the University of Salford are currently on the search for additional new mentors who are able to volunteer their time to support the Programme’s third cohort. If you or someone you know could offer your time, please continue reading for more information.

More about the ‘Go Beyond’ Programme and how to get involved:

The programme, which is powered by our parent company, the Morson Group, is a mentoring initiative to cater for female students in their last year of study in engineering subjects within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SSEE) at the University of Salford.

The programme will run from February 2023 to May 2023 and aims to connect the University’s final year female students with industry professionals during 4 mentoring sessions, to:

  • Gain greater insights of the industries of their chosen subjects
  • Obtain greater knowledge about their career prospects and have focus on the future
  • Acquire broader skills for personal and/or career development
  • Build understanding for communication and a range of interpersonal skills
  • Discover good practices how to prepare for future interviews

Dr. Maria Stukoff, who is Maker Space Director within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment, shared:

“The aims of ‘Go Beyond’ are to help our students to focus on the future, gain broader skills for personal and career development. It is expected that the mentor’s knowledge and influence will assist the student in setting career objectives and helping them gain insight into how to step confidently into the industry. The focus is on developing the mentee professionally and to help them feel more confidence and equipped to Go Beyond the University to get a job in industry.

“Last year we welcomed a phenomenal number of industry mentors who supported the programme and dedicated their time and expertise to encourage and upskill more women into engineering roles. One example of which, was student Chloe Hughes, who was offered a full time position at Morson Projects following her mentoring from Lead Design Engineer, Maria Williamson.

“It’s a real testimony to our partnership with the Morson Group, and our collaborative investment to developing our talent pipeline and creating employment routes for the next generation of women in engineering, to have their support on the programme for another year.”

To find out more about how you can participate and volunteer your time to the ‘Go Beyond’ Mentoring Programme, please send Rachel Norton, Maker Space Project Manager, an email here: