Meet your Lead Mentor – Biological Sciences

Meet your Lead Mentor – Biological Sciences

17th August 2018

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Name: Prarthana

Dept: Biological Sciences Department

Course: Medical Genetics

Year (18/19): 2

Why do you think the Peer Mentoring Scheme is important?

The scheme is important in easing students’ transition into life at the University of Leicester, making it as smooth as possible. This is done by giving them access to mentors who can provide information, answer any questions they may have as well as give helpful hints and tips.

What benefit does this scheme have for mentees?

Speaking to another student that has been in the same shoes as you can be invaluable as they can draw from their knowledge in order to help mentees with things like how to take out a book from the library or even study tips in the run up to exams.

What made you apply to be a lead mentor?

As a student who lives in Leicester and knew the city well, even I felt a little overwhelmed when starting university; Having someone to talk to, that did the same course as me really helped me figure out what to expect and to contact if I had any questions.

One interesting fact about yourself?

I love travelling; The coolest (literally) place I have been to so for would have to be the Eisriesenwelt Ice caves, which is the longest ice cave in the world. I also like puns, clearly.

One thing you enjoy about studying at Leicester?

As a science student, I love studying at a research driven university. Interacting with professors at the forefront of research means that we are taught about the recent developments and discoveries that are made, which for me is really exciting.