The National Union of Students is one of the biggest student organisations in the world, and its mentors are on horsesmouth to help with student welfare, student politics, and any questions you might have about life at university 


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Equality , Democratic , Collective

Who we are

The National Union of Students is one of the world's largest student organisations. Its mentors are on Horsesmouth to help with student welfare, student politics, and any questions you might have about life in, or after university.

Our areas of expertise

Supporting student unions

We help student unions all over the UK become stronger and more active. We offer support to our union members in every way we can – training, networking opportunities – so that they can build influential, democratic and well-resourced unions.

Empowering students

We believe in equality, democracy and collectivism. Big words, but what they mean is that we want to make sure students’ rights are promoted and defended.

Student welfare

Student life can be fun and carefree, but there can also be problems; financial troubles, loneliness and stress.

Why we're on horsesmouth

It's simple really, you're the reason we exist and we're here to help you in any way we can. Our mentors have an amazing range of skills and experience and we see Horsesmouth as a fantastic opportunity to address the needs of students.

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Latest Mentor Shout Outs

Need someone to talk to?

"I''m available to talk about anything that may be bothering you. My specific areas areas are depression, anxiety, and body image issues. However I am available to talk about anything and I always try to help to the best of my abilities. Pleas..."

Latest Pearls of Wisdom

Life is not lost by dying

"“Life is not lost by dying;
life is lost minute by minute,
day by dragging day,
in all the small uncaring ways.”

– Stephen Vincent Benet..."

What is online mentoring?

If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!

Can't find the right mentor? Just send a request!

If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.

Other users say...


I am very lucky to have found your website. Recently I wrote about a problem which I face very often.... There were 10 responses from 10 mentors. They have really explained to me and made me understand that I do not have any problem. Your services are wonderful and I am very much thankful to all of you.

I have been mentoring on HM for 18 months. I really enjoy it & hopefully I am helping other people. Recently I posted my my first 'request for a mentor'. I have been completely bowled over by the response. So many people taking their time & making the effort to offer constructive advice in a friendly polite manner. For me it completely validates the intent behind HM. It reminds me how many good, helpful people there are out there. Thanks for providing such a great service.
'I called out for mentor assistance a week or so ago.

I have been inundated with unbelievably helpful replies, and now have a toolkit to draw on to start turning around behaviours and mind-sets that have been detrimental in my life.

I just want to thank Horsesmouth and all the amazing people who reached out to me.  Each and every one of you has given me something to think about, and some have given me heaps of material with which to start working.  Now I need to do the work! Thank you so much!' 

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