Peer Mentoring Scheme
What is it?
Upon joining us in your first year here at Alliance Manchester Business School, you will be assigned to a pair of mentors as part of the Peer Mentoring Scheme that we operate across School. These mentors are second, third or final year students who have first-hand knowledge of the 'Freshers' experience. There may be things you feel more comfortable discussing with fellow students rather than University staff, and this is why peer mentors are extremely beneficial. We would be able to help you settle as smoothly as possible into university life here at the University of Manchester, on both a social and academic level.
How will it work?
You can expect to receive an email during the Welcome period outlining who your allocated two mentors are for the year. The mentors will be responsible for a group of approximately 15 first-year students. The meetings will be either in-person or online, and the mentors will contact you to let you know when the first meeting will be. We aim to have this meeting at the beginning of the semester to give you the chance to virtually meet your fellow mentees, whilst also ensuring that any questions that you may have are answered.
The Peer Mentoring Scheme is designed purposely to put you in contact with students who have experienced the challenges and problems that some of you may encounter during your first year, so do not hesitate to ask your mentors anything.
Get involved and be a Peer Mentor!
Towards the end of your first year, you will receive an email giving you the opportunity to become a Peer Mentor during the next year of your degree programme. As a Peer Mentor you will be able to provide assistance to new students, whilst also developing a whole range of professional skills to enhance your employability.
Being a Peer Mentor allows you to:
- Gain lots of skills and experience for your CV, e.g. team working skills, time management, and organising events and sessions
- Help other students settle in and make the most out of their university life
- Gives you one of the two ‘Step Up and Lead’ roles needed for the Stellify Award
Get in touch with your PEER coordinators:
- Hina Ikeda - email@example.com
- Ssm Sajeed - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yamin Thet – email@example.com
Get in touch with Staff Peer Mentor contact in Alliance Manchester Business School: firstname.lastname@example.org
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