With him, I felt like I got two perspectives; one about studying law at university and the other about life afterwards. I really respected his knowledge because he could give me an inside scoop on what a career in law is really like.
He began by asking me what I wanted to get out of mentoring and what my concerns were and together we planned a structure.
I never felt scared to ask him anything because we built an honest and comfortable relationship, even though we were both busy and sometimes there were gaps between our replies. I felt more relaxed in my approach to school because I knew I was getting help. I knew I had someone to talk to and get feedback from.
I’d really recommend mentoring: it was one of the most beneficial things I did in year thirteen. If you’re about to move on to another step in life, it’s great to have someone guiding you and providing you with reassurance.