A mentor can play a vital role in assisting individuals at different stages of their academic path, whether that may be at GCSE, University or Graduate level to help achieve their full potential by overcoming barriers.  A mentor, having gone through similar experiences, offers personal development guidance which can help ease the transition between different stages of your progress.  The main focus of this scheme is to build a support system for those who require encouragement or simply for those who need someone to speak to. Due to the flexibility of the mentoring scheme, it will allow mentees to build and maintain a strong, reliable relationship with their mentors, hence making them feel at ease throughout their journey.