Pre-arrival e-mentoring is a way for new Aston students to get all the benefits of being in touch with a mentor before they even set foot on campus. Once a new student has confirmed their acceptance to study at Aston, they can choose to be put in contact with a current student to communicate with via e-mail during the month before the start of term. If you are moving to Birmingham from the EU or further afield, then we may be able to match you to an e-mentor from your home country!
Transition mentoring is for new undergraduate first year students, students on foundation degrees and exchange students. As a new student, you might be new to Birmingham and/or the UK, living away from home for the first time or returning to education as a mature student. Having the support of a current student, who remembers what it was like for them when they started at Aston can help new students to settle in quickly and make the most of their time here.
Find out how to get involved in Transition Mentoring
Watch a video of Lilit, a Transition Mentor, talking about Transition Peer Mentoring.
Laurence was a Pre-arrival E-mentor and a Transition Mentor to both a student from his subject and an exchange student.