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Peer Mentoring

The peer mentoring scheme at the University of Portsmouth can help you prepare for university and ease in to university life so you have a great university experience.

What is peer mentoring?

The peer mentoring scheme matches new undergraduates with student mentors who have been at the University for at least a year. Mentors provide a friendly and welcoming first contact, and share insider information about the city of Portsmouth and university life.

When you start university, you’ll receive an avalanche of information about your course, the campus, societies and clubs, the city and much more. Exploring what’s on offer is exciting but can be overwhelming; a mentor can help you understand the information and answer your questions. They can also offer support whilst you’re settling in or point you towards extra support if you need it.

How does peer mentoring work?

You'll be matched with your mentor based on your shared interests, where possible, but you might be studying different courses.

You'll communicate with your mentor via email before university starts and after you arrive. You can also go to optional meet ups to get to know other people on the scheme and share what you’ve learned and what you’re interested in.

How can I sign up to the peer mentoring scheme?

You must have received an offer from us through Clearing to be eligible to sign up to the peer mentoring scheme. When you confirm your place, you’ll be emailed a link to the sign-up form.

Mentors are allocated on a first-come first-served basis and the scheme is limited to the first 80 people who sign up, so act quickly to secure your mentor.

When you submit the sign up form, you’ll be contacted by one of our Student Advice Services team who will take you through the next steps.

For more information, please read this short guide to peer mentoring.

Peer Mentoring Guide

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