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Benefits of Peer Mentoring

Peer mentoring

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 benfits 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

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