Share your knowledge and experience to help guide other students through university life by becoming a peer mentor.
As a student peer mentor, you’ll be trained to provide reassurance, guidance and navigation to other students, by giving them a safe and confidential space to talk freely and ask questions.
Pre-arrival peer mentors provide online (email) guidance to new, returning or distant students who have a conditional or firm offer to study with us but haven’t yet started their studies.
The pre-arrival peer mentoring process:
Pastoral mentors provide both online or face-to-face guidance and navigation to students who’ve already started their studies.
The pastoral peer mentoring process:
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders provide subject specific, facilitated, peer assisted study sessions (PASS) to help enhance student understanding of their programme. They do not teach, lecture or give out answers. Instead, they are trained in how to structure and lead flexible sessions, so everyone can participate. They are supported by their academic contact (a member of staff from their programme).
PASS typically consists of weekly or fortnightly group sessions, where students carry out tasks to help them reflect on and consolidate their learning. The sessions are not about teaching – they're designed so students can raise questions in a safe and confidential environment and discuss any fears, challenges or opportunities they may be facing.
The PAL process:
You’ll need to register for this volunteer position to be able to log your volunteering hours. Please go to the volunteer website and select the peer mentor position.
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If you’re looking for someone who can help you improve your academic skills, share tips on how to prepare for assessments or be your study buddy, then connect with a peer mentor.