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Peer Mentoring @ Cumbria

Life Mentoring (previously known as the Cumbria Mentor Scheme)

The transition to life and study at university can be challenging and demanding, but it is also exciting and GuyAndGirlSharingALaptop-Cropped-250x150, A male and a female sharing a laptop in the learning gateway building at the Fusehill campusrepresents a great achievement which you should be proud of. Life Mentoring gives you a fantastic opportunity to get an insight into what the year ahead will be like from someone who has already been through their first year. The mentor is a friendly face to talk to and someone who can give you the benefit of their experience.

Hear what our mentors and mentees have to say…


Naomi WorrallNaomiWorrallCaseStudy-Cropped-125x126, Photo of Naomi Worrall

I’m really looking forward to becoming a student mentor as I like to help others, make new friends and feel I can pass on lots of advice and support, signposting people to different places and opportunities available on and off campus. I hope to be of help to you and if you have any questions I can’t answer then I’ll do my very best to point you in the right direction.


Michael SandiforMichaelSandifordCaseStudy-Cropped-125x126, Photo of Michael Sandifordd

Hi my name is Michael, I am a current student at the University of Cumbria on the Lancaster campus studying Youth and Community Work. During my free time I play for the university's pool team, as well as, enjoying a game of snooker in my spare time. I also enjoy reading comics, playing video games, and socialising. I hope to support my mentees in September through welcoming them to the university and help them by signposting them to the right people for support.


Holly PhillipsHollyPhillipsCaseStudy-Cropped-125x126, A photo of Holly Phillips

Through my first year I struggled, and found peer support to be very useful. I am very friendly and love nothing more than a chin-wag with a cup of tea and piece of cake.




Request a Life Mentor

Peer Mentors are available to all students at the University of Cumbria, no matter what your year of study or course you are on.

To request a mentor simply complete our online request form below.

Mentor Request Form

Become a Mentor

Visit the main Mentoring @ Cumbria page to see information about becoming a mentor and to access the application form.



Safeguarding is a vital aspect of the Cumbria Mentor’s role, it protects both mentee and mentor and aims to prevent certain issues from escalating further. Students who are allocated a Cumbria Mentor need to understand that as part of this support mentors want to ensure their mentee’s personal psychological safety and wellbeing. This means that if in supporting a mentee there is talk from them about a risk of harming themselves or another person or an illegal act has been committed, the Cumbria Mentor will need to refer to the appropriate body, seek professional supervision from the psychological wellbeing service and/or possibly make a referral to them on their mentees behalf.

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