Case studies

We match our current students with local business entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Through the Sussex Business Mentor scheme, our students are able to gain valuable knowledge and real-world experience, as well as constructive feedback and support with both personal and business development. Read the following case studies for a better understanding of what the scheme can offer to both mentors and mentees.

I've gained a new understanding of the concerns and issues that graduates face and my desire to want to help has been strengthened. Helping Selvia has been fantastic and I've got a friend out of it. I don't foresee a time when Selvia and I wouldn't check in, even when she's in the boardroom somewhere, because I love to hear what's happening.” Emma Mills-Sheffield
Consultant and founder of Mindsetup


I was an introvert and unlikely to talk to others proactively, especially using a second language. This scheme encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and to interact with my mentor, over time I felt more comfortable to communicate with others.” Yawen Liu
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management MSc graduate