School of English

We are... mentors


Going to university is a daunting prospect. Lots of people will be moving away from home and living independently for the first time. It is so important to have people you can speak with about your concerns and queries, and that is why the Peer Mentor scheme is so brilliant. I used the scheme in my first year and learnt some valuable information into the academic and social side of university life. As a final year student, I became a peer mentor and was able to offer advice to first years in an informal and friendly way. Whether it was questions about their course, accommodation, clubbing, welfare services, or the best cafes in the city centre, I made myself a presence they knew they could come to for advice when perhaps they didn’t want to go to a friend or member of staff. 

Emily Hall, third-year BA English

More about mentoring and student support:

Two students catching up in a peer mentor meeting

Peer Mentor scheme

A group of students walking through Portland Building

Health and welfare services


School of English

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924