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Learning Mentors - Group

Peer Mentoring @ Cumbria

Formerly known as PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions), group learning sessions are run by trained Learning Mentors.

PMGroupMentoring sessions offer a safe environment where students can ask questions and receive guidance from higher year students about their course and its content. The sessions provide an opportunity for students to:

  • Raise their awareness of course direction and academic expectations.
  • Develop effective strategies for learning and independent studying.
  • Enhance learning though peer support.

Peer mentoring sessions are confidential and allow participants the opportunity to express questions or concerns that they may have. The content of sessions is student-led and participants are encouraged to set their own agenda to suit their needs.

Discussions will focus on issues relating to: finding your way through university processes, accessing help and support, understanding what tutors want, developing good study habits, managing assignments and exams, placement expectations, and enhancing subject understanding.

Group Learning Mentoring is currently available in the following courses:

  • Criminology & Law
  • FdSc Policing
  • Fine Art
  • Forensics
  • Graphic Design
  • Law
  • Learning Disability Nursing – Lancaster only.
  • Occupational Therapy - Carlisle and Lancaster.
  • Outdoor Studies
  • Sport – Carlisle Only.
  • Primary QTS (SEN)
  • Primary QTS - Carlisle and Lancaster
  • Psychology
  • Working with Children and Families - Carlisle and Lancaster

If you would like to find out when your sessions are running or if you would like introduce the Group Mentoring to your course? 

Please contact us via: peermentoring@Cumbria.ac.uk

Staff members can find out more about who to contact for their specific area by contacting Jason Hettrick.