Peer Mentoring

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The University is committed to offering Peer Mentoring to all undergraduate students entering their degree course, across all campuses. The aim of Peer Mentoring is to enable all students to make a smooth transition to their programme of study, successfully integrating into University life. The mentoring scheme takes place over the first semester. Through direct access to the advice and support of a more experienced peer, new students are supported academically, socially and culturally.

Peer Mentors are all volunteers and are usually students in stage two or three of the same degree course. Peer Mentors will receive training before starting their role. A Staff Coordinator for each School is available for help and advice throughout the year. Peer Mentoring begins by mentors contacting their mentees before the start of their programme, with an initial meeting taking place during Induction Week. Mentors will then arrange further meetings throughout the first semester.

Peer Mentoring is valued by the University and in order to recognise the hard work of Peer Mentors, a Thank You event is held in November/December where prizes are awarded to the best Peer Mentor in each Faculty. Nominations for these awards come directly from their mentees. There is also an award for Staff Co-ordinator of the year as nominated by the Peer Mentors.

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For Mentees

Information for new and prospective students to Newcastle University.

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For Prospective Peer Mentors

Information for current students considering becoming a Peer Mentor

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