In EAS Peer Mentoring normally takes place in the first semester during the Academic Development course. Peer Mentors are part of the teaching process and being in the scheme is a good way of being part of the department, seeing how courses work from a different perspective, and, of course, for developing your CV (especially if you would like to teach or be involved in job that involves training or interpersonal skills). If you want to discuss being a Peer Mentor contact the Undergraduate Programme Director, Dr. Alan Rawes, who will put you in contact with Joe White.
If you would like to be involved next year visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/studentsaspartners
Peer Mentoring - the key points
Take a look at the supporting Mentor Material online for more information on what to expect from training and mentoring, as well as the benefits of being a Peer Mentor. Here are some of the key points to consider to give you an idea of what being a Peer Mentor entails.
As a good mentor you must:
- Attend 2 hour training session (and Planning Ahead session where applicable). Book onto a training session using the online sign up (http://goo.gl/6TYaz)
- Attend Welcome Week induction—meet and greet event organised by coordinators
- Sustain contact and communication; with mentees and coordinators
- Contribute to the development of your scheme—working with the coordinator and mentors within your discipline.
- Help organise events for your mentees—course related or social
- Regular contact from coordinators
- Additional training and support if required
- Additional opportunities provided by Students as Partners
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