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Peer Mentoring

Information on the Peer Mentoring Programme, including upcoming training for mentors.

The idea of being responsible for a group of students may be nerve-wracking at first, but becoming a Peer Mentor is such a rewarding experience and is also hugely beneficial for your own personal development.

Caitlin, Master of Dietetics

Being a Peer Mentor is a rewarding and amazing learning experience which will open many doors for you in the future.

Tharika, BSc (Hons) Marketing and Management

I had a great experience, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. If you’re thinking about taking on the role, do it. I think everyone should try it out!

Chloe, Medicine and Surgery MB BS

It’s a real honour that just by being involved in my mentees' lives, I was able to make their first semester easier and enhance their student experience.

Marina, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

As a Peer Mentor, you can develop more skills and learn things about yourself that are crucial.

Lauren, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Being a Peer Mentor has allowed me to demonstrate my independence and initiative through volunteering.

Maia, BA (Hons) Politics

I really enjoyed the connection I had with my mentees. The problems and concerns they were experiencing were extremely like my own when I was in my first year and I thoroughly enjoyed reassuring them from my own first-hand experience

James, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Being a Peer Mentor was such an enjoyable experience and a great platform to enhance my transferable skills.

Xin, Medicine and Surgery MB BS

Being a Peer Mentor was a really good opportunity to be there for other students, to share my student experience, to give advice and help new students feel more comfortable being at university.

Daisy, LLB (Hons) Law

Volunteering as a Peer Mentor is worth it. It isn’t too time consuming and it's extremely rewarding to know that your efforts are significantly helping someone who is likely nervous starting a new stage in their life.

Philip, BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

Balancing Peer Mentor responsibilities has really improved my ability to organise my time effectively. I feel this year I have really branched out my comfort zone and enriched my university experience as much as possible.

Hope, BA (Hons) English Literature

Being a Peer Mentor is one of the most rewarding activities that you will take up during your time at university! You have a significantly positive impact on your fellow students and help them start their journey at university.

Shazeb, Medicine and Surgery MB BS

Becoming a Peer Mentor is really rewarding. I think if you are interested in making people feel welcome and supported, this is a great way to give back and feel that you are actually making a real difference.

Wyome, BSc (Hons) Mathematics

It's a very rewarding experience where both Peer Mentors and mentees gain a lot.

Farzeen, BA (Hons) Media, Communication and Cultural Studies

Being a Peer Mentor has helped me develop leadership, teamworking and organisation skills. These not only allow me to interact better with my mentees but are skills which will help me in the future within my career and everyday life.

Millie, BSc (Hons) Oral and Dental Health Sciences

You don’t have to be an amazing student to become a Peer Mentor. You just need a willingness and desire to share your university experience and what you have learned with others.

Wen, Medicine and Surgery MB BS

It is an amazing experience to give back to people who are in the same boat that you were in not so long ago.

Josh, BA (Hons) Combined Honours

If you are thinking about becoming a Peer Mentor, go for it! It’s a very rewarding and satisfying experience to help someone.

Fatin, Medicine and Surgery MB BS

It's great to see that you've made an impact on someone's life and they are now more comfortable at university.

Catherine, BA (Hons) English Literature

As a Peer Mentor, I can reap the benefits of getting to know more people on the same course as me and have an opportunity to practice my communication skills, a skill which is essential for my professional development and future career.

Tristan, Master of Dietetics

Peer Mentors help to enhance and promote the overall University experience of their fellow students, enabling new students to develop a sense of belonging. 

From September, you will support a small group of Stage 1 students to settle into their course and life at Newcastle University. You will provide support through the sharing of information about relevant University services and resources, or by simply sharing your experiences as a student.

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Upcoming Peer Mentor training sessions

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