The Peer Mentoring scheme is about helping new students settle in to life at The University of Leicester through peer- to-peer support. Students in their second year or beyond act as Mentors, as they are in the perfect position to offer advice having already walked in the same shoes. The scheme is open to all undergradaute students, other than those studying in School of Medicine, please get in touch directly with your school for further details of similar support schemes that they maybe running.
If you wish to apply for a Mentor click here, if you are are a returning student and are interested in becoming a Mentor for the 2023/24 academic year click here
The aim of the Peer Mentoring Scheme is to aid new students in a comfortable start to the University of Leicester with peer support.
Each first year student is assigned a Peer Mentor at the start of their degree (except students who are completing Medicine Degree programmes who have their own version of a family scheme). Students will mostly be matched with a Mentor on the same course, who are in their 2nd or 3rd year of the degree. First year students will receive email consultation throughout their first term with tips and advice on how to navigate university life.
I'm a new student, how will this help me?
- You will be receiving warm and friendly information straight away, this will help you know what is happening on or around campus and further afield in Leicester
- You will get hints and tips on how to make the most of your student experience
- You will have specific support and signposting if you have have any difficulties during your first term.
- Opportunities to meet up with your peer mentor
- You'll have the opportunity to make new friends and be a part of something that celebrates the diversity of student life in an informal, fun and sociable way
How will the support be provided?
This support will take place through a mixture of in person induction and Meet your Mentor Events and through regular emails and messaging during the first semester. If you complete an application for a Mentor then you will receive details of your Mentor prior to the start of the term, otherwise you will be allocated your Mentor at the end of the Induction Week.
How do I find our more about the Mentor Scheme?