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Become a Peer Mentor

Peer mentoring is a service provided by students for students. It is flexible, in that students can use it as and when required.

Before starting studies, during studies or both.  Both parties have the freedom to choose who to be matched with and to change who they are matched with. Peer Mentors will have usually been at the University for at least one year and are able to share their knowledge and experience of university life at Canterbury Christ Church. Peer Mentors are trained to provide a safe and confidential space for students to talk freely and to ask any questions they may have.

As a Peer Mentor, you are volunteering your time to new or current students to enable them to manage their transition into University life and during times when things may seem challenging.

There are different Peer Mentoring roles based on your preference and experience, they include:

  • Pre-arrival Peer Mentor (helping new students before they start their studies at the University).
  • Pastoral Peer Mentor (helping students who are already studying at the University).

What are the benefits

Our previous mentors say that being a mentor has:

  • Enhanced their personal and inter-personal skills
  • Developed transferable skills for the workplace
  • Improved their employability
  • Improved their academic skills
  • Developed their self-esteem and confidence
  • Greatly increased their Canterbury Christ Church experience

Applying to become a Peer Mentor

Before you apply, please read through the role description to understand what is involved with becoming a peer mentor.

Download the role description here.

If you would like to apply to be a Peer Mentor, please email peermentoring@canterbury.ac.uk.

Please note: You must be allowed to work in the UK to apply for this role but do not have to be present in the UK.

 

"It’s a great opportunity to give something back to your university community, and to complement your studies with something a little bit extra."

Megan Hunt,
Psychology, second year

Contact us

  • Tel:  01843 609888 (Broadstairs)
  • Tel:  01227 922222 (Canterbury)
  • Tel:  01634 894444 (Medway)
  • Email: i-zone@canterbury.ac.uk

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Last edited: 05/12/2017 02:24:00