Learning Development Service

Contact Info

Learning Development Service
Student Guidance Centre

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 3618

E-mail: lds@qub.ac.uk

Office Hours

Normal hours are Monday-Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Evening and Skype appointments are available upon request.

2011 Teaching Award Recipient

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Peer Mentoring

What is QUB undergraduate peer mentoring?

QUB undergraduate peer mentoring schemes give new students the opportunity to make friends, find their way about campus and get to grips with their degree course by keeping in regular contact with a mentor who has already experienced first year. 


How do mentors help new first year students settle into QUB?

To find out more about what mentoring is like in Queen's see Mentoring in the School of Mathematics.


Are QUB mentors paid?

All mentors work in a voluntary capacity.


Are mentors trained?

All undergraduate mentors are trained by the Learning Development Service. Training takes place over a full day in either June or September.‌  Training is compulsory. 

Which QUB Schools have peer mentoring?

Currently twenty-five subject areas across twelve Schools run LDS-supported mentoring schemes, including:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Planning
  • Geography
  • History
  • Management (all pathways)
  • Maths
  • Nursing (all pathways)
  • Pharmacy (international students)
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Can mentors get Degree Plus?

Provided mentors meet the requirements of the role and submit a reflective statement, they are entitled to receive Degree Plus.


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