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.