We hope we've answered your key Peer Mentoring questions below. For further information, just e-mail us.
Yes! As an Aston student, you will already have all the knowledge you need to be a mentor. Our dedicated team of staff will give you training and offer continued support throughout your involvement in the scheme. We hope that you will enjoy the experience of sharing your knowledge with a fellow student, with the bonus of enhancing your skills, CV and employability at the same time.
Your mentor is not an academic tutor. They may be studying the same course as you, but they cannot give you specific guidance on your work. Your mentor can, however, share their experiences of the course, give you advice on preparing for exams, tell you what to expect from future years of study and assist you with developing your study skills.
Depending on the focus of the Peer Mentoring you are participating in, you could be matched on degree subject, placement area or career area. This matching is undertaken by the Learner Enhancement Team. It may be possible to match you on other preferences, such as gender or country of origin. However, we cannot accommodate mentees with long 'wish lists' of an ideal mentor - you will benefit from the mentoring process regardless of who you are paired with.
Peer Mentoring has been running at Aston University successfully for a number of years and it is extremely rare for personality clashes to hinder mentoring. The Learner Enhancement Team is always available to address any concerns you may have.
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