About

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.

97% of our current mentors would recommend becoming a mentor to a friend.

What our students say: Why I wish I’d had a mentor..

I would have really appreciated some personal help just to point me in the right direction and save me time, whether that be simply the proper way to look for a book in the library or just finding where the Subway on Queens Road was!” – Cameron, 4th year American Studies student

I was really worried about starting uni and having someone to talk to about it would have been really helpful – Fiona, 3rd year history student

I’m a new student, how will this help me?

  • You'll receive a friendly point of contact as you’re joining the University and get hints and tips on making the most of your student experience.
  • You'll get support if you have any difficulties or worries.
  • 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.

I’m a current student, why should I sign up to become a mentor?

You can:

  • Use your knowledge and experience to help new students realise how exciting and enriching University life can be here at Leicester.
  • Become a vital component in the transition period for new students, whilst gaining recognised, HEAR accredited transferable skills.
  • Pass on hints and tips about the best places to eat, visit, explore or study and where to find interesting things to do.
  • Make a difference in other peoples’ lives.

Applications for becoming a mentor for 2017-18 are now open! Click 'sign up' above. 

Scroll down for answers to our frequently asked questions. 

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