Wanted: Peer Mentors for 2019/2020

by | Mar 29, 2019 | My future | 0 comments

What is Peer Mentoring and why is it important to SALC Students?

Peer Mentoring as a programme is designed to help you transition into University life and offers you specific help and guidance.

You will be given a Mentor who will meet with you regularly, providing advice particular to you and giving you an insight into the course from a higher year student’s perspective. 

Your Mentors will be trained in providing support. They can arrange revision sessions, workshops with external speakers and can direct you to services within the University of Manchester so you can always find the help you need.


Peer Mentoring isn’t just beneficial for the Mentee it provides an opportunity to improve many key skills, e.g confidence and communication, by sharing your experiences. Find out what Peer Mentors felt the benefits were to them by visiting the  Peer Support web page on My Manchester.

The opportunity 

We are looking for Peer Mentors for our new academic year Septemeber 2019 for the following subjects areas:-

  • French Studies – Year 1
  • English Literature – Year 1 & 2
  • American Studies – Year 1 & 2
  • Creative Writing – Year 1 & 2
  • Art History and Cultural Practice
  • History

It is a great chance to contribute to your department and work with your course mates to improve it. There are a number of things you could do within your role including:

  • Contribute ideas for events that could be run throughout the year
  • Attending debriefs to discuss plans for your scheme
  • Attend a variety of Peer Support workshops
  • Inspire first years to be mentors in the future
  • Help improve your course/ scheme as a whole!

You will be well supported throughout the year by Coordinators and the Peer Support team and will be invited to a Celebration Evening at the end of the academic year to thank you for all your hard work.

Being a Peer Mentor also counts towards the Stellify Award as one of your ‘Step up and Lead’ roles. More information can be found on the Stellify web page.

If you would like to become a Peer Mentor in the 2019-20 academic year, please sign up to your first training session through My Manchester. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email peersupport@manchester.ac.uk.