As a returning Queen Mary student your past experiences and knowledge can be an invaluable resource for our new students. As a peer mentor you will offer guidance, friendship, support and practical advice to a group of first year students. Many incoming students may really struggle with the transition to Queen Mary, as a mentor you will help with the wellbeing of numerous students.

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Benefits of becoming a mentor

As well as the fulfilment of helping new students settle into university you will also:

  • Improve the sense of community at Queen Mary.
  • Meet new people 
  • Boost your employability through improving your key transferable skills such as communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be eligible for the QM Skills Award.
  • Help to improve someone else’s time at University and in London through your own experiences.

What you can expect

As a mentor you will receive high quality training and support from the Union and the Communities Coordinator that will be beneficial beyond your time as a mentor.

You will be expected to keep in contact with your mentees throughout the year, both face-to-face and vie email. You are not only a friendly face but a contact point during their first year.

Mentors respond to queries from their mentees, referring them to other Queen Mary Support Services where necessary.

Mentors are there to assist first years in settling in socially - for example advising them to join many of the opportunities that the Union offers, such as a club or society, volunteering group or Media outlet.

To apply to become a peer mentor please click the button below.