Information for First Year Students






First year students wanting a Peer Mentor this year, please click here

How does the Peer Mentoring Scheme work?

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.

When students register at the University of Leicester, before starting their first term they will also receive the opportunity to express their preference on further attributes they would like to be matched on; this additional element is named Liberation Mentoring. If these new students choose to sign up to the additional personalised matching option, they are given the option of being matched with a Mentor who shares characteristics such as: Ethnicity, Religion and Sexuality.

If first year students do not sign up to this additional matching system, then they are still given a Mentor who is completing a degree in the same department as them.


  • If you have any issues with your Peer Mentor or have not received any communications from them, then please email us at:

  • If you are looking for further support then please find more guidance on our Support services A-Z list here or find more help and links to support in the Mentee FAQ section


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