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Staffs Peer Mentoring Scheme

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Welcome!  Learn about our mentoring schemes by clicking on the links below.

What is Staffs mentoring?

The mentoring journey

What strand is for me?

Meet the team

What is Staffs mentoring?

Staffs Mentoring is made up of two main mentoring strands: Peer Mentoring and Professional and Alumni Mentoring. These strands are designed to support students throughout their university experience, gaining knowledge from peers and industry experts. 

The mentoring journey

  1. As a first year student you choose to get a peer mentor to help you settle in

  2. In your second year you choose to become a peer mentor to new first year students

  3. From your second year of studies, and upwards, you choose to get a professional mentor

  4. A year after leaving University you become a professional mentor to students.

Note- you can be a peer mentor and have a professional mentor at the same time.

What strand is for me?


 Peer mentoring scheme

 Professional mentoring scheme

 Any new student



 Levels 5-7



 Recent graduate



 Any graduate



Peer Mentoring

This scheme is designed for ambitious first year students during their transition into Higher education. This is an opportunity to get invaluable knowledge and experience from a returning student who has recently been in your shoes.  Students can meet at a time that suits them, for around an hour a week, over an 8-week period at the start of the autumn term, and then again in January.

Mentees can ask questions related to university life, such as:

  • How do I find my way around campus?

  • Where is my lecture?

  • How do I meet new people?

  • What kind of support service are available?

To offer the best support mentees can request a mentor with a similar background and experiences to them such as; mature students, someone with the same ethnic background, mental health experience, disability experience, international students, care leavers, estranged students and LGBTQ+ students.

83% of mentees on the programme said they had an improved university experience and 89% are now more willing to take on new challenges.

Sign up here for the Sept 21:

Sign up here for January 22 (for support after Christmas):

Peer Mentors

Mentors get full support and training, as well as a certificate of completion for their CV. It helps them to develop skills and become more employable whilst having the satisfaction of helping a fellow student.

92% of peer mentors on the programme say they have built interpersonal skills and 92% of peer mentors feel they developed employability skills.

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