The peer mentoring scheme is about peer to peer support aiming to help new students settle in to life at The University of Leicester.
The intention of the mentoring scheme is to provide a friendly point of contact for all new students joining the University. By beginning this contact in August and September when the Mentee receives their acceptance notification; or when they decide to join us through Clearing, it ensures that they feel like part of the student community instantly.
The mentors are not academic, and are purely pastoral answering questions about student life and giving advice on the support services available. They will be there to provide a friendly ear and listen to their mentees when they feel they have an issue or a problem. The mentors are trained to know when something needs to be signposted either to personal tutor or a support service in the University/Union and understand that they are not qualified to "solve" anything themselves.
All departments (except Medicine) are taking part in the scheme, where their incoming first years will be matched with a mentor.
If you have any questions, or wish to speak to the team regarding a particular query please contact us either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: ext 1160