Do you know a student who would make a great mentor?

Posted by crm28 at Feb 22, 2017 10:50 AM |
The University is looking for friendly, helpful and knowledgeable students to join the expanding Peer Mentoring Scheme and help new students to flourish.

Launched at the start of the year as part of the University’s Fabulous First Year initiative, the highly successful Peer Mentoring Scheme is to be expanded. Coordinated and supported by both the Students’ Union and the University, the Peer Mentoring scheme helps new students to find their feet at the University of Leicester by connecting them with a well-informed current student who is impartial and able to advise and talk about any issues which they may be having.

Next year, all new students (apart from Medicine students who have their own peer mentoring scheme) will be automatically assigned a Peer Mentor at the start of term. Peer mentoring offers huge benefits to both the mentor and mentee. Becoming a peer mentor is a fantastic opportunity for current students to pass on their knowledge to new students, supporting them if they need it, whilst gaining accreditation for their Higher Education Achievement Report.

Mentors will be able to:

  • Use their knowledge and experience to help new students realise how exciting and enriching University life can be here at Leicester.
  • Become a vital component in the transition period for new students, whilst gaining recognised, transferable skills.
  • Pass on advice and tips about the best places to eat, visit, explore or study and where to find interesting things to do.
  • Make a real difference in other peoples’ lives.

Mentors will receive training on how to mentor this term and meet their mentor group in September.

The University is also looking for Lead Mentors in each department (except medicine). Lead Mentors will be there to support the mentors in their department and help them with any issues which they may encounter. Each department’s Lead Mentor will also assist in improving engagement for the peer mentoring scheme; this is a great opportunity for current students to develop leadership and event management skills.


If you have any questions about the scheme and what kind of students make great mentors, please email or visit the peer mentoring scheme webpages.

If you would like to recommend becoming a Mentor to a current student, please direct them to this page.

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