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 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 Angela McQuade, ( or

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 two hours. 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. 

Which QUB Schools have peer mentoring?

Currently 33 subject areas across 15 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
  • Nursing (all pathways)
  • Pharmacy (international students)
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Information For Staff

For information contact Angela McQuade,(, or