Subject-based undergraduate peer mentors are trained by LDS to support incoming first years with transition and, in some cases, provide a level of academic support through the facilitation of study groups. All mentors are trained in one-one and group communication skills, facilitation skills, coaching skills and generic study skills support.
The list below provides a breakdown of the minimum number of hours that a student must engage with the scheme in order to be eligible for Combined Experience (Formerly Route B) Peer Mentoring accreditation (examples of appropriate evidence of completion are a signed letter or email from their School Scheme Co-ordinator).
- Application/Selection: 1 hour
- Peer Mentor Training with LDS: 3 hours
- Contact with student peers at Welcome Week and in local student meetings and events: 6 hours
- Completion of a Reflective Report including details of their experience of peer mentoring or a formal reflective talk/presentation to those who are considering becoming peers as part of a School event: 2 hours
Overall minimal hours of engagement with Peer Mentoring Combined Experience = 12 hours
For further information contact LDS Peer Mentors.