Students holding out for a hero

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THE search is on for “superheroes” to help steer students in the right direction.

With students under increasing pressure, as the cost of education grows and job prospects shrink, Sunderland University says it is calling for businesses to become “superheroes”.

They are looking for people who can helping students attain the skills to become the business leaders of the future.

The university’s Breakfast Event for Business Mentors takes place on Monday, October 3, from 8am to 10am, and staff from the university are encouraging businessmen and women to go along and find out how they can get involved mentoring students.

Louise Dixon, business development manager at the University of Sunderland, said: “We are calling on local businesses with super ideas.

“Today’s students have even more pressures and they need help to start shaping the opportunities for their futures now.

“Our students need to hear about the world of work from those in the know – people who have been there, done that and can help a new student gain an insight into life outside the safety of education.”

Anyone who would like to take part in the event or would like to find out more, should contact Louise on 515 3555 or email