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Student Mentor Scheme

A group of staff and students at the Student Mentor Celebration Event

Your student mentor can help you to settle into student life. You may have lots of questions and feel a little overwhelmed when you join us. You’re not on your own – your student mentor, another student from your academic school, can offer you guidance and support.


Award-winning scheme

Through this student-led mentor scheme, trained undergraduates from every academic school support new students to settle into university life.


Endorsed by academic staff

“Encouraging advice from a friendly face that has recently gone through the same experience is invaluable." Dr Siôn Coulman, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.


10 years celebrated

We've recently celebrated a decade of support, connections and a sense of community. In this time, we’ve trained over 5,000 student mentors to support over 40,000 first-year undergraduates.

There were so many things that I didn't know, but my student mentor was a saviour. She helped me understand so many things and gave us plenty of golden tips that made my life as a first-year student easier.
Soyal Khedkar, School of Journalism, Media and Culture

What can your student mentor do for you?

Student mentors chatting outside Centre for Student Life

Student mentors offer support on academic and non-academic matters. They can:

  • answer your questions about the university and your academic school
  • introduce you to other students from your course
  • tell you all about the Students’ Union, places to go, things to do, where to eat and shop, and how to enjoy being a Cardiff University student
  • guide you on how to use the various IT platforms we use at Cardiff University
  • offer you tips on using the library and how to approach your coursework and exams
  • guide you on the support you can access – everything from registering with a GP, to accessing the university’s wellbeing and support services, to getting involved in student life
  • answer the questions you really want to ask

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.

Get in touch

Student Connect