Becoming a Mentee

The e-Mentoring Scheme is an excellent opportunity for Year 12, 13 and First-Year Undergraduate students from non-traditional backgrounds to speak directly to experienced barristers about life at the Bar. 

Through e-Mentoring, students can increase their knowledge and understanding of the profession, the law, and the career opportunities available to them. 

For mentees to be accepted on the scheme they need to have: 

  • A genuine interest in pursuing a legal career; 
  • 5 A*- C grades or above at GCSE or 300+ UCAS points (i.e. BBB);
  • Attended or currently attend a state school;
  • Received or currently receive some form of government financial and/ or other support e.g. free school meals.

Please note: the Bar Mentoring Service will consider any mitigating circumstances you have if you are unable to meet the criteria above, but would still like to participate on the Scheme. 

If you are interested in the e-Mentoring Scheme, please complete an application online.

If successful, you will receive an email from the Bar Mentoring Service. This email will include username and password verification so you can access the website. 

Once your account has been activated, you will have access to your mentor's account where you can view their biography, and contact them directly.  

If you have further questions, or would like to chat about any concerns you have, please feel free to email the Bar Mentoring Service on  Mentoring@BarCouncil.org.uk .