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Staffs Peer Mentoring Scheme

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During these unprecedented times, the brand-new Staffs Peer Mentoring Scheme, has been designed to help first year students settle into university life. We currently have 300 returning students who have reached out, expressing their interest to be mentors and are ready to offer guidance to this year’s new students.

Benefits for a mentee:

  • Feeling supported in a time of change 
  • Having someone to talk to 
  • Meeting new people 
  • Increasing confidence 
  • Getting the most out of University life 
  • Helping you to succeed and achieve your goals

You may want to ask questions like:

  • My laptop is broken, where can I get it fixed? 
  • I’m a little homesick – how did you overcome it? 
  • Where do I go for help with my studies? 
  • I’m struggling with my finances and have spent my loan, where can I get help? 
  • I haven't got all of items for my flat/bedroom, what shops are best for students on a budget? 
  • My course isn’t meeting my expectations, how best to approach an academic? 
  • I am already struggling; how do I access the wellbeing serviced at the university? 
  • I want to meet new people, what is the best way to get involved in university life? 
  • I like to keep fit and play sport, can you tell me more? 
  • I’m scared to go out on my own, what do you suggest? 
  • I am looking for a part time job, how can I begin to look for one?

If you would like to be a mentee and have a mentor to help support and guide you, or you would just like to meet new people and have a chat, you can register online or email


Whilst being hugely beneficial to mentees mentors are also able to develop skills to help them with their future employability.

The new Peer Mentoring Scheme not only helps our incoming students but will also help you to:

  • Improve communication and personal skills 
  • Reinforce your own study skills 
  • Increase your confidence and motivation 
  • Meet new people
  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity valued by employers 
  • Enhance your CV 
  • Increase your networks
  • Gain recognition of your skills and experience 
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth 
  • Get free mentor training

Full training will be provided you up so you feel confident and fully equipped to be the best mentor you can be!

You can register your interest in being a mentor online or email