First Gen is a brand new mentoring programme at Northumbria Students’ Union.

If you’re the first person in your family to come to University, you might find the experience out of your comfort zone at the beginning. Having a mentor can help you to navigate the things you might be juggling – your studies, part-time work, social life and more – whilst keeping a focus on the reason you came to Northumbria in the first place! Your mentor will be a current Northumbria student who has been specially trained to support others in achieving their goals.


What will I receive?

·         6x one hour sessions with a mentor who is focussed 100% on you and your goals

·         A bespoke programme designed to help you to achieve the things you want to achieve while you’re at University

·         Your travel to your mentoring session paid for, and a free tea/coffee when you arrive



Complete this application form, or email