Student Guidance Centre

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 peer mentors help new first year students settle into QUB?

Mentors design schemes that are most suited to the needs of level 1 students within their school, therefore there is variation in how mentoring schemes operate.

For information on individual schemes, and to get ideas about how mentoring could be tailored to your school, please contact

Are QUB undergraduate peer mentors paid?

All mentors work in a voluntary capacity.

Are peer mentors trained?

All undergraduate mentors are trained by the Learning Development Service. The date and time of training will be organised by your academic coordinator. Your academic coordinator will also organise school-specific training.

Training is compulsory. 

Are peer mentors eligible for Degree Plus?

Yes.  Peer mentors can apply for Degree Plus via either Route A or Route B depending on the specific nature of the mentoring scheme within their subject area and the amount of time spent in their role.

For more information, please see the Degree Plus website:

Peer Mentoring Route A  

Peer Mentoring Route B 

Which QUB Schools have peer mentoring?

Currently, 35 subject areas across 13 Schools run LDS-supported mentoring schemes, including:


  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Dentistry
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Planning
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Management (all pathways)
  • Maths
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Nursing (all pathways)
  • Pharmacy (international students)
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


Further Information for Staff and Students

For information on how to establish a peer mentoring scheme in your school and to request a copy of the QUB Peer Mentoring Staff Handbook, please contact

Students wishing to establish Peer Mentoring within their school are also welcome to contact the Learning Development Service for information and guidance. 

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