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Mentoring success

13 June 2019

Undergraduate students Aoife McCarthy, Antonia Raven, Caitlin Kilgannon and Hana Undy have been recognised at the inaugural Student Support Awards.

The Awards recognise the contribution and achievements of Student Mentors and Consultants, acknowledging their professionalism and commitment to working with incoming first year students. The role of a Mentor is to help students transition into University life, offering advice, guidance and support.

The Mentor scheme started with five pilot schools in 2012, growing to 19 schools in this last cycle. For the next academic year, every first-year undergraduate student will have access to a peer mentor in their school.

This was the first year that the School of Geography and Planning has participated in the Mentor scheme. It’s been well-received by incoming first year students and provided excellent development opportunities for those acting as Mentors. The School is eager to grow its involvement and ensure that all incoming first year students have access to the support – pastoral and academic – that they need to succeed.

More than 20 applications have been received by the School from students wanting to become mentors for the new academic cycle (2019/20).

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