There is a crossover between study skills, counselling/ mentoring and career guidance that can produce a useful role called a Higher Education Mentor. My thoughts on this role, as derived from preparation for an interview on Friday 17 July, are now on my website in the Learning/ Study Skills area.
If the role was a Graduate Mentor, then it would be just for postgraduates entering far more deeply into he world of academia, but the UK has particular problems of students out of many sixth forms unprepared for academic learning. The fact is that under older systems, the academic learning in school and especially sixth form was a training for a minority who went on to university. They arrived at university disciplined and capable of study. Many students these days are processed through examinations at AS and A level as they were through GCSEs and they simply lack the discipline and foundation to undertake university study, about which the 100% A level pass rate is a mirage. So they need levels of literacy, numeracy and computer using ability to cope, and so often they often have only sufficient in the latter, and they need study skills. Extending the Graduate Mentor idea throughout Higher Education and adding into it a career element arrives at a vision of being an HE Mentor. At least that's what I think, though the ability to express this gets limited by the questions in an interview and by what limited points can be made at the end.