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Meet Your Mentor

Choosing to go to university is a big decision to make, it will be the start of a very special journey. To prepare you, what could be better than having access to the knowledge and experience of one of our current students.

Our student mentors are a little bit further on in their own journey, enabling them to share useful tips and hints to help you succeed and give you the best university experience possible. They are trained to provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk freely, where you can ask any question. There are rare occasions when confidentiality may need to be broken but your mentor will advise you about these circumstances.

Your peer mentor will support you with your day to day life at university and throughout your period of study.  Your mentor is there to answer general enquiries, assist you with university systems and processes, signpost you to other services available within the university, facilitate discussions for you to talk about any challenges you may be facing and share ideas with. 

Some of the benefits of having a peer mentor include:

  • Feeling supported while gaining practical advice from one of your peers
  • Benefiting from the knowledge and experience of a fellow student
  • Widen your network of friends across the University
  • Increase your confidence in both social and academic situations

Christ Church is proud to be an inclusive university and our peer mentors represent the diversity of our community. Whether you are a BAME, international, disabled, mature or commuting student there will be a peer mentor who has a similar background to you and who would be happy to answer your questions and share their experiences.

How to book a mentor

If you would like to make use of the service, or find out more, please get in touch by emailing peermentoring@canterbury.ac.uk.

We will find out more about you and what support you would like and then match you up to a mentor who can help. 

"Having a mentor was extremely helpful! It has made my time at University very happy and I feel very positive. I used to feel very guilty when I took a rest from study but my mentor has helped me to understand that resting is just as important as studying. I really enjoy seeing my mentor."

Momoko, MA TESOL

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