Peer Mentoring

Aston University's Peer Mentoring scheme brings together students from different year groups to form one-to-one mentoring relationships. By committing a small amount of time to mentoring every week, you can really get ahead and make the most of your time at Aston.

Peer Mentoring is a voluntary scheme which is flexible, confidential, and fits around your availability and preferences. Training, resources and ongoing support are provided by our dedicated team. Your participation will be reflected on your HEAR, your Aston student record and will be valuable for any future placement or job applications. You'll also receive a certificate and be invited to our Awards Evening at which we present awards for Mentor and Mentee of the Year. Peer mentoring is an opportunity to meet new people, share experiences and knowledge, and develop transferable skills that will increase your employability.

Benefits of being a Mentee

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
  • Learn from the experiences of others
  • Increase your social and academic confidence
  • Become more empowered to make decisions 
  • Develop your communication, study and personal skills
  • Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
  • Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your university career
  • Make new friends across year groups.

Benefits of being a Mentor

  • Improve communication and personal skills 
  • Develop leadership and management qualities 
  • Reinforce your study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
  • Increase your confidence and motivation
  • Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers
  • Enhance your CV and employability
  • Increase your cirecle of friends 
  • Gain recognition of yoru skills and experience
  • Benefit from a sense of fulfilment and personal growth

Watch our videos to see what students who have been involved have to say about Peer Mentoring...