Peer Support is a student-to-student support programme that has been in existence for over 10 years. Peer Mentoring forms part of this programme whereby higher year students provide help and support to lower year students. Although usually of a social nature, Mentors may provide some academic help to students, e.g. advice on course options, but not academic material.
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 would like to be involved next year visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/studentsaspartners