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UCL Laws LLB student Dominic Ko wins Transition Mentor Programme Award

1 February 2023

The Awards celebrated the hard work of over 750 mentors involved in the Transition Mentor Programme.

Dominic Ko holding his Transition Mentorship Programme Award for Wellbeing Warrior, standing under a balloon arch

On 19 January 2023, the Transition Mentor Programme Awards and Celebration Evening were held. Hosted by the UCL Welcome & Induction Team, the evening was an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions from the UCL Transition and Senior Mentors who have shown exceptional dedication to their first-year Mentees at UCL.

The Transition Mentor Programme is an initiative that matches every first-year undergraduate student at UCL with a Transition Mentor - usually a second or third-year student from the same degree programme. Awards were presented in seven categories.

Dominic Ko, who is currently in his third and final year of the LLB programme at UCL Laws, was awarded the Wellbeing Warrior Award. The Award recognised his efforts in championing wellbeing support and cultivating a positive mental health culture in his group by implementing check-ins and placing an emphasis on the importance of mental health for those studying Law.

Dominic commented: "Being nominated and winning the Well-Being Warrior award is truly a full-circle moment for me. Having struggled with my mental health last year, I made it a key priority to emphasise on mental well-being being as important as physical well-being to the law freshers. I did not expect any sort of recognition when I signed up as a Transition Mentor, thus I am immensely grateful to have had this opportunity to leave a meaningful impact before I graduate. I hope to encourage my juniors to give back to the UCL Laws community if they can, and to continue being a blessing to one another."

Applications for the Transition Mentor Programme 2023/24 will open in Spring 2023. Any students who are interested in taking part are encouraged to register their interest.

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