Peer Mentor Role description168.5 KB
Share your knowledge and experience to help guide other students through university life by becoming a peer mentor.
Mentoring provides a great opportunity for you to inspire another individual and share your experiences, giving other students a safe and confidential space to talk freely and ask questions.
All mentors will be expected to attend and complete the training sessions.
The training will cover what mentoring is, the mentoring process, how to foster a good mentor-mentee relationship, how to support and provide guidance to other students and addressing disclosure and confidentiality issues. The training sessions promote inclusive practice, mutual respect and self-reflection.
See below for details.
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:
The Believe, Achieve, Mentor and Empower (BAME) 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, celebrate success and support collaboration.
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 will support students from a range of different cultural backgrounds to create a sense of community and mutual understanding.
The Believe, Achieve, Mentor and Empower (BAME) programmes process:
To apply for any of the above peer mentor opportunities, please complete this online form.
If you are interested in a course mentoring position please check with your course first to see if this is available, as you need to be recommended by the academic contact.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also course peer mentors.
These mentors facilitate subject-specific peer-assisted study sessions to help enhance student understanding of their course. 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 course).
To find out more please contact your course team.
As a mentor you have an opportunity to log your volunteering hours which can go towards a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Award. You will receive an invitation to attend a yearly volunteering award ceremony and a chance to be nominated Peer Mentor of the Year.
After completing your training you will need to register with the volunteer website and log your volunteering hours. Please go to the volunteer website to create a profile and select the peer mentor position to apply.