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The First Year Experience


We hope that coming to Queen's will provide opportunities to make new friends and settle in, both socially and academically.  Adjusting to your first year at university might lead you develop different study patterns from school or college, and the need balance to academic work alongside other commitments. Your first year experience may be influenced by a variety of factors, including teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community, and student voice. 

Peer Mentoring at Queen’s offers you, as a new student, the opportunity to access guidance and advice from students who have already completed Level 1.  Peer mentoring does not replace the role of academic staff, your personal tutor or support services, rather, it aims to help you make a smooth transition to University, while offering you the chance to get to know other Level 1 students within your School and to ask questions of students who are a year or two ahead of you.

For more information, visit the Peer Mentoring webpages on LDS website.

Please see below for examples of peer mentors describing their first year experience in Queen's. 

JP Rooney, Lead Mentor in History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics