Student Development and Study Skills (SDSS) operate two kinds of student mentoring for USW students, and these schemes provide support in different ways. While both schemes provide student to student support, one scheme offers practical or pastoral support to new students and the other scheme provides weekly group study sessions focusing on academic work.
Therefore, USW has two mentoring schemes to support new students:
Student Mentoring Scheme
The USW Student Mentoring scheme enables students joining the university to receive support on practical issues from more experienced USW students. Our student mentors are trained volunteers. New students can ask their mentor questions by email or Facebook, even before they arrive on campus.
PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions)
Peer Assisted Study Sessions are group study sessions led by trained higher year students (PASS Leaders) and provide a safe environment for first year students to discuss ideas, share problems and resolve questions in order to improve their understanding of module content.