The university runs a peer mentoring services for students when they accept an offer at Christ Church. Students can become or request a peer mentor at any stage of their academic journey. Through the peer mentoring scheme, students can gain guidance and support on all aspects of university life.
Research and feedback from our students at Christ Church has shown that mentoring provides many benefits to both the mentor and mentee and can enhance learning and sense of belonging. The Believe, Achieve, Mentor and Empower programme aims to provide culturally supportive mentoring for Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Minority Ethnic students. Through this programme students that identify as Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and Minority Ethnics (BAME) can be mentored or mentor BAME students.
The benefits of mentoring or being mentored are limitless. Mentoring can provide valuable leadership and coaching skills that help you to understand how different individuals learn, promote self-reflection and enhance confidence.
What is the Believe, Achieve, Mentor and Empower (BAME)Programme?
This programme has been uniquely designed for students that identify as Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage or Minority Ethnic. The programme aims to improve the experience of Black, Asian and Mixed Heritage and Minority Ethnic students, enhance learning and celebrate success and collaboration.
As mentoring provides opportunities for students to build a reciprocal relationship through empathy, listening, providing guidance and shared experiences, the Believe, Achieve, Mentor and Empower programme provides opportunities for students from a range of different cultural backgrounds to create a sense of community and shared understanding. Under the Believe, Achieve, Mentor and Empower programme, where possible students will be matched up with mentors from similar cultural backgrounds.