Everyone living in student accommodation at the University is assigned a Student Mentor – a friendly face to help you settle into university life and deal with any challenges you might meet.
The Student Mentor Scheme provides students with advice and guidance while living in University accommodation. The scheme is there to help students with a variety of issues which may include:
Shared living and accommodation related issues - During your studies you may require advice and support if issues in your accommodation arise and advice on finding a house for your second year
Your academic course - During your studies you may require advice and support with the transition to independent learning, extenuating circumstances, exam stress and plagiarism.
Financial matter - During your studies you may need advice on your financial situation, whether this is help with budgeting, extra sources of funding or employability.
Your general wellbeing while living and studying at the University - During your studies you may require emotional support to help you through any issues you experience, help settling-in, advice on personal safety or simply need someone to talk to.
The Student Mentor Scheme offers a variety of services to students throughout the academic year. This includes a timetable of activity during Welcome Week, individual mentoring support, drop-ins during important times of the year and also mediation to help you work through any accommodation issues. In addition, student will receive useful information to help them tackle important student issues.
Student Mentors also provide students with extra support when they arrive at University to help with orientation around their new home and also throughout the year. This support can be a one off or on a more regular basis depending on a student's needs.