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Student mentoring

About this topic

The Student Mentor Scheme at Cardiff University supports students to make the transition to university life.

First year students (mentees) are matched with current undergraduates from the same School and they meet on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics including study techniques, budgeting and module choices. The scheme also provides the opportunity for student’s across different year groups to get know each-other, hence developing the sense of academic community in the university.

In addition to the benefits outlined for the mentees, the scheme presents an opportunity for mentors to enhance key transferable skills often required by employers such as communication, organisational and leadership skills.

This section provides details of how the mentor scheme has been introduced in different schools across the university along with how it can work alongside other support mechanisms such as personal tutoring etc. to enhance the overall student experience.

Case Studies

Wales, Germany... the World!

Rhys Pearce-Palmer

Published 22 Jul 2021 • 7 mins read

This Pecha Kucha presentation from the 2021 Learning & Teaching Conference explores the planning and details that went into delivering the social entrepreneurship programme to inspire and motivate students to engaging with an intensive


Enterprise & Employability | Designing for distance learners | Mentoring |

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Developing student experience and learning through outreach

Glesni Owen and Tallulah Machin

Published 16 Jan 2020 • 14 mins read

The MFL Student Mentoring Project sends UG students into secondary schools to mentor pupils. This video explores how the scheme impacts upon the student experience, enriching their understanding and learning across their studies.


Ways of learning | Flipping the classroom | Mentoring |

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Leading by example: creating an inclusive online space

Rosie Mellors

Published 22 Jul 2021 • 15 mins read

This presentation from the 2021 Learning and Teaching Conference explains how the Physics Mentoring team created a welcoming online training community where all were respected, and from a mentor, who will explain how the example set in the training


Ways of learning | Designing for distance learners | Mentoring |

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