We want to help new students get settled into uni life as quickly as possible and the Peer Mentor Scheme is designed to help make the transition easier by offering support and advice.
What do Peer Mentors do?
Our Peer Mentors are current fully trained students who can offer guidance and support to new students (mentees) so they can gain an insight into being part of the university from someone who they feel comfortable to talk openly with and ask the questions that matter to them. We have found that when new students feel comfortable earlier on in the term, they will have more time to spend on their studies rather than feeling anxious.
Peer Mentors are part of a wider support system for all first-year students and can direct students to Personal Tutors and Student Support and Wellbeing Officers if needed. We try to match mentors and mentees based on studying similar courses and interests so they can share their experiences.
‘There are some issues that fall in between what your friends can help you with and what you want to ask a lecturer you have never met before, and the mentoring scheme fills those gaps wonderfully. Thanks to my mentor, on my third day at Nottingham, I already knew everything there was to know about the library, the online portal and how to make the most of my seminars. My mentor is a wonderful person who is incredibly helpful; they have made the difference between my first weeks at Nottingham being unproductive and achieving a good balance of social and academic life’.
OK, I'm interested. Where do I sign up?
If you’d like to request a mentor 2023-24, just complete this short form with a few details to help us match you as best as we can:
Request a Mentor
How do I contact my mentor?
The scheme is led by the Education and Student Experience (ESE) Team who are there to support all students throughout their time at uni. They will match you with a Peer Mentor and contact you with their details and a short bio so you can find out a bit more about them.
Your mentor will contact via email, and you can start chatting so get your questions ready. Once you arrive at uni you can meet your mentor in person and get to find out a bit more about each other. There will also be an event in the first few weeks of your arrival when you will get the chance to meet other mentors and mentees from other Schools in the Faculty so it’s a great way to meet other students.