Meet your Lead Peer Mentors

Meet Your Lead Peer Mentors:

 

Below we have given a little introduction to each of the lead peer mentors for all of the academic departments involved in the Peer Mentor scheme. Click on their names to expand their profiles.

Your lead peer mentors will be planning events for your department, such as 'Meet your Mentor' and will be helping support the Peer Mentors within their department with welcoming the new students to university life.

 

 

Arwen Ody

Arwen Ody

I study BA Archaeology

"I’m looking forward to being the lead mentor for my department because wellbeing and support is really important for freshers. Hopefully, we can create a close-knit support network through the peer mentoring scheme, whilst having some fun of course, so that every first year in the department feels like they have a friend in myself and their mentors who they can rely on to be the human equivalent of a nice cuppa and night in, in your cosiest pjs!! I’m really looking forward to working with you all and hope I see you around!"

 

 

Seun Orimogunje

Seun Orimogunje

I study General Engineering BEng (Foundation)

"I am looking forward to the lead mentor role because I get to help other students settle into uni life the same way my mentor helped me when I got here, I had never been to the uni before beginning my course and none of my friends came here so it was very much a strange environment but my mentors advice helped me through it."

 

 

Nadine Adeyemi

Nadine Adeyemi

I study LLB Law

"I am looking forward to being a Lead Mentor because I feel that it will be an excellent opportunity to share my passion for the Peer Mentoring Scheme and help students take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are available to them here at the University of Leicester. Through my role, I hope to offer guidance, friendship and support to both mentees and mentors to help students succeed academically and socially"

Abrar Belhag

Abrar Belhag

I study LLB Law

I am looking forward to becoming a lead peer mentor because I would like to share my experience and tips to help mentees settle into university life. Furthermore, I am also looking forward to helping mentors feel supported while taking part in the scheme.

Eva Gabriele

Eva Gabriele

I study LLB Law

“As a lead mentor, I’m here to offer my complete support throughout my fellow students’ lives, especially when it comes to international students - like me - and the difficulties they might encounter while settling in.”

 

Hiba Hanif

Hiba Hanif

I study Maths

"I would love to have the opportunity to be an active member of the University of Leicester and make a difference to the lives of other students. I have seen the success and the impact the scheme has had on new students as they start first year. Being a peer mentor has motivated me to apply for a Lead Mentor so I can collaborate with the Peer Mentoring Team in organising and delivering welcome events and campaigning about issues that matter to the members. "

Ellie Healy

Ellie Healy

I study BSc Geography

I am looking forwards to the Lead Mentor role as I want to help students transition from Sixth form to university. I hope to have a positive impact on students and ensure they have an amazing first year experience.

Ola Dalek

Ola Dalek

I study BA Human Geography

Short description of why you are looking forward to the Lead Mentor role: After being a Lead Mentor for a year I knew I want to do it again, I'm always happy to help and support new students because I remember how lost I was during my first year at Uni. I can't wait to meet new people and start organising some events on campus!

 

 

Hasan Shaikh

Hasan Shaikh

I study Physics with Astrophysics

"I understand how difficult it may be to settle into a new university, especially for those who do not live in Leicester or those who are living on their own. It's quite morally rewarding to be supporting new students and gives me an opportunity to improve my social skills while it is something useful I can add to my CV. It will be somewhat of a change from regular university work to lead a team of mentors and organise helpful events. I hope I can make a positive impact on future students of UoL."

Aamina Bhutta

Aamina Bhutta

I study BSc Physics with Astrophysics

Coming into the physics department last year, I felt as if I didn’t “look like a physicist”; a stereotype the people around me were, thankfully, all very quick to shatter. Nonetheless, this initial myth made it difficult for me to feel as if I fitted in. Being one of two lead mentors for the Physics department allows me to assist the transition of the marvellous students joining our community, regardless of whether they are coming with a myth to be shattered as I did or a fear (be it of bananas or spiders or Starbucks). I’ll be able to give you a hand on where to go to sort that fear of bananas, to reassure you that the Starbucks is great, or to lend advice on which module to walk right past. So, for all-round university life and wellbeing, I’ll be on hand to listen, help, and redirect you to someone awesome when needed.

 

 

 

Hannah Redmill

Hannah Redmill

I study BSc Chemistry

"Having been a first year student myself living away from home, I know how daunting the transition into university life can feel. As a Lead Peer Mentor, I hope I can help first year students gain information and advice on any issues or worries they may have, provide signposting or even just answer any questions about Leicester!"

Robin McAlister

Robin McAlister

I study MChem Chemistry with Forensic Science

"I'm excited to be a Lead Mentor for the Chemistry department this year as I believe the programme can make a big impact on the Leicester experience. I’m looking forward to working with this years mentors and mentees to help make sure everyone has as great a year as possible!"

 

 

 

Salukla Jama

Salukla Jama

I study BA Politics and International Relations

"I am beyond pleased to be the Lead Peer Mentor for the HyPIR department; my experiences in first year, whether it was changing degrees, commuting or exam stress, have given me great insight into why the Peer Mentoring scheme is so important for Freshers. I hope to bring comfort and solutions to you all and do my part to expand the scheme!"

 

Jasmine Hamid Ali

Jasmine Hamid Ali

I study BA Politics and International Relations

"Being a fresher might feel extremely overwhelming. However, as the Lead Mentor for my department I am here to make your journey to settling down as smooth as possible, so that you can start this new exciting chapter of your life and explore all the oppourtnities that university life offers. Hopefully together with the Peer Mentor Scheme we can make you feel like you always have an extra friend to turn to, as well as having the best time of your life!"

 

Chloe Luddan

Chloe Ludden

I study BA Economics

"I’m looking forward to being a Lead Mentor because the Peer Mentor scheme offers so much useful guidance to new students at the University. I’m excited to arrange events to make sure both mentors and mentees in the School of Business can get the most out of the Peer Mentor scheme".

Maryam Farid

Maryam Farid

I study BSc Accounting and Finance

"I'm looking forward to being your lead mentor, not just to be able to help students and peer mentors through their duties but also to be able to support you as a fellow student to obtain the best learning and the best opportunities from our course and department. I'm excited to be able to organise and host events where we can all enjoy our time together as well! I’m also here for anyone when they need help and will be able to signpost people to the right areas and services that are provided by the SU and the university, in order for you to gain the help and support that you deserve."

Shahrez Karim

Shahrez Karim

I study BSc Banking and Finance

"I am excited to represent the Peer Mentoring Scheme as a Lead Mentor for the Economics department this year again as I hope to provide support to new students who are settling into university lifestyle. I believe this scheme is very beneficial and definitely helped me during my first year of studies here so I am looking forward to giving back to the scheme!"

Maryam Durojaiye

Maryam Durojaiye

I study MSci Dual Registration in Adult and Mental Health Nursing with Leadership

"Hi guys, I'm so excited to be the 2019/2020 Lead Peer Mentor for Biological Sciences. I have benefited massively this past academic year taking part in the scheme as both a mentee and mentor. I am hoping to collaborate with the Peer Mentoring Team in organising, delivering various events and promoting the scheme to better improve students’ experiences. I am looking forward to working with everyone to help you settle into the university life and have an amazing experience like I had in my first year of university."

 

Ellie Spirrett

Ellie Spirrett

I study Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience

"I'm really looking forward to being a peer mentor this year. I remember this time last year I felt really nervous about coming to university, but now I know there was nothing to worry about. I'm really glad I now get the opportunity to help others going through the same thing."

 

 

Lucy Searle

Lucy Searle

I study BSc Criminology

"I am looking forward to being a lead mentor this year because it will help me further improve valuable transferable skills and will allow me to get to meet more fellow mentors and students."

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