Subject-based undergraduate Route A 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.
Provider Verified (Formerly Route A) students’ contribution and engagement with the scheme is monitored by the School/discipline Academic Lead (minimum hours are shown below). The Academic Lead will also provide a confirmatory list of students who have completed the requirements for Route A to the DegreePlus team at the end of each academic year.
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 Provider Verified Peer Mentoring accreditation. Some School schemes will require the student to engage in the stipulated activity element for a greater number of hours than has been specified.
- 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: 25 hours
- Completion of a Reflective Report on 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 = 31 hours
For further information contact LDS Peer Mentoring.