Student Mentor Scheme
Starting at university can be a little daunting and you might have lots of questions you'd prefer to ask a current student rather than a staff member. This is where having a student mentor can really help you settle in.
If you’re new to the university, you might have to adapt to new ways of learning and teaching, living away from home or commuting to university. As a first year undergraduate student, you will have access to a mentor from your Academic School who will be able to offer first-hand advice and be there to support you.
What can your student mentor do for you?
- introducing you to other students on your course
- answering the questions you really want to ask
- tell you about the IT platforms and Apps the university uses
- sharing their insights on what to expect from your course, and how to approach coursework and exams
- offering you tips on note taking, referencing and using the library
- providing you with ideas on where to shop, eat and relax
- tell you all you need to know about the Centre for Student Life and Students’ Union
- give you practical advice, from registering with a GP, to accessing wellbeing and support services, to getting involved in student life.
How to get a student mentor
Keep an eye on your Cardiff University email inbox when you arrive and we'll tell you more about connecting with your mentor.
Become a mentor
Once you've benefited from having a mentor in your first year, you can apply to be a mentor yourself. It's a great opportunity to gain employability skills, develop your self-confidence, and support others as they settle into university life.