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UCL Transition Mentor Scheme: applications open

27 March 2015

The UCL Transition Programme supports all first year students in their transition to university.

UCL Transition Mentor Scheme This transition can be a particularly stressful time for students as they adapt to a different way of life and new academic demands. Applications are now open for UCL undergraduates who are interested in becoming Transition Mentors.

Mentors are at the heart of the Transition Programme. They provide peer support to first year students through regular group mentoring meetings and peer-assisted learning sessions.

Transition Mentors meet a group of 8-10 first year mentees every week during the first term.

UCL Student and Registry Services is looking for enthusiastic, committed students who can demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Good personal organisation
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to empathise with the needs and demands of first year students
  • Familiarity with your department and UCL as a whole
  • Ability to support academic discussions in a collaborative manner.

This is an excellent opportunity for students who are keen to develop leadership, communication and organisation skills. Mentors will attend one compulsory two-hour training session in either May, June or September, and will be paid £150 at the beginning of second term.

If you would like to apply for this role, please complete the online application form.

Senior Mentors

Senior Mentor positions are also open for applications, but only students who have previously acted as a Transition Mentor are eligible to apply.

Senior Mentors play a key role in the Transition Programme by overseeing and coordinating the mentors in their departments. This is an excellent opportunity for students to build on skills gained as a Transition Mentor as well as to develop your communication, organisation and leadership skills. Senior Mentors will be paid £150 at the beginning of second term.

If you have any questions about the Transition Programme, please contact Farhana Ghaffar (Access Officer, Recruitment and Transition).

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 8 April.

Useful Links

Widening Participation and UK Undergraduate Recruitment, UCL Student and Registry Services