What better way to learn about uni life than to ask a peer mentor, a current student who can give you the benefit of their first-hand experience and help welcome you into our Christ Church community.

You may request a pre-arrival peer mentor as soon as you have accepted an offer to study with Christ Church.

Our peer mentors can be first, second or third years as well as postgraduate students who are trained to provide a safe and confidential space for new students to talk freely and ask questions providing, reassurance and guidance to help you to settle in.

They can support new students before they arrive via email and once you start would be happy to meet up, show you around campus and just have a chat to see how you are getting on.

Finding the right peer mentor for you

When you apply, you provide basic details about yourself and we use this to match you with a peer mentor.

We try to match you with a mentor who is doing the same or similar course to you or who shares the same interests.

We have a diverse pool of peer mentors for you to connect with. Our mentors are from various backgrounds with differing experiences, for example commuting students, students who live on or near the campuses, mature students, black and ethnic minority students and students with disabilities. Each has their own unique experience and insight to share.

The mentoring relationship is flexible and will work around what works for both you and your mentor.

How can I make use of the service?

If you would like to book one of our peer mentors please email peermentoring@canterbury.ac.uk.

When I started at Christ Church I got a great mentor who gave me lots of support - introducing me to the University, the Library and all the resources. In fact, she inspired me so much I became a peer mentor myself!

Adewumi,Mental Health Nursing Student
Peer Mentoring
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