While Peer Mentoring can provide valuable support for students at critical points in their student life, it offers a host of other benefits for both mentor and mentee. Peer mentoring is a mutual way of learning and allowing both participants to develop transferable skills that will help them during their time at university and beyond.
Christiana, a final year Pharmacy student and Placement Mentor, told us about the benefits she gained through the programme.
Jonny, a Placement Mentor from ABS, thinks that being a mentor makes him stand out to employers.
Benefits of being a Mentee
- Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
- Learn from the experiences of others
- Increase your social and academic confidence
- Become more empowered to make decisions
- Develop your communication, study and personal skills
- Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues
- Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
- Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your university career
- Make new friends across year groups
Benefits of being a Mentor
- Improve communication and personal skills
- Develop leadership and management qualities
- Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
- Increase your confidence and motivation
- Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
- Enhance your CV
- Increase your circle of friends
- Gain recognition for your skills and experience
- Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth