Peer Mentoring helps you transition in to University by becoming part of a supportive network. You can receive support in a number of areas, from experienced students who have undertaken training to help you make the most out of your University experience.
Learning and Study
Mentors are trained to facilitate sessions that support your development of learning strategies and participation in collaborative discussions with your peers and tutors. Learning Mentoring focuses on encouraging independent learning and signposting students to specialist support areas.
Mentors are trained to help to ease your transition into University life. They can offer you an insight into the life at University, help you to make friends, access social activities and provide useful hints and tips on how to make the most of your University experience.
Health and Wellbeing
Mentors are trained to offer support on a 1-to-1 basis. They can help you to overcome low levels of motivation and morale, provide a non-judgmental ‘ear’ to those in need and offer advice on dealing with assessment worries. They are also able to signpost you to specialist support services across the University.
We have detailed some of the benefits, and included some participant feedback, on the Peer Mentoring Benefits page.