- Student Mentors are recruited from second and third
year undergraduate students, and postgraduate students.
- Student Mentors are trained, and provided with a
handbook to support them in their role.
- Mentors are also offered additional development
courses throughout the year to help them in their role and develop their
- Ahead of joining the university, new students are
offered the opportunity to have a student mentor from the existing student
- Students are matched to their mentors based on a
number of different attributes including course and campus. This way students
are matched with mentors who are best placed to support them.
- Student Mentors and mentees are encouraged to
link up by a variety of means: by email, through Facebook, and by meeting up
informally, on a one-to-one basis, or in small groups in some cases.
- The Student Mentoring Team organise welcome events
in the initial weeks of terms to encourage Student Mentors and New Students to
- Mentors are encouraged to meet with the new
students to help them settle into university life.
Mentoring does not include any re-teaching of course content, counselling or provision of health or financial advice. We encourage Student Mentors to signpost their mentees to the appropriate service for support.