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(subject to COVID-19 regulations).
The pastoral peer mentoring process:
Course Peer Mentoring is provided by student Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leaders who facilitate subject-specific peer-assisted study sessions (PASS) 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).
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 are 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:
When do peer-assisted study sessions (PASS) run?
To apply for a peer mentor position, please complete the appropriate form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for the course mentoring position to be a PAL Leader, please check with your course first to see if this is available as you must be recommended by the academic contact and then please send the form to email@example.com .
You’ll need to register for these volunteer positions so that you can be accepted after completing the training and log your volunteering hours. Please go to the volunteer website to create a profile and select the peer mentor position to apply.
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.