Transition mentors

Transition Mentors help you settle in and can provide advice on academic topics, support services and administrative tasks that you need to complete as a first year student.

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Every first year undergraduate is matched to a Transition Mentor, a second or third year student from your degree programme. Mentors meet you once a week in groups of ten until early December. Senior Mentors provide support for the Mentors and help co-ordinate the meetings.

Your Mentor will help you settle in. They can give guidance on academic topics, (such as referencing and selecting modules), direct you to support services, such as financial adviser appointments or disability services, and answer administrative questions.

Many students find their Mentors invaluable:

  • “My transition mentor is amazing - incredibly knowledgeable and helpful”

  • “Transition mentor (was) the most helpful of any welcome programmes with respect to settling in” 

  • “My student mentor has been undoubtedly the most helpful figure at university so far”

(Quotes from 2017 New to UCL survey)

You will meet your Mentor at a welcome session scheduled by your department in the first week of term, so it is really important that you attend. If you haven’t been able to meet your Mentor, speak to your Departmental Administrator, your personal tutor or the Transition team for help.

Apply to be a Transition Mentor or a Senior Mentor for Autumn 2019 

We are now open for applications for Transition Mentors and Senior Mentors.

If you are a current UCL undergraduate student, and will be in your second year or higher in academic year 2019-20, you can apply to be a Transition Mentor. If you already worked as a Transition Mentor in 2018-19 or an earlier year, you can apply to be a Senior Mentor. 

Read the job descriptions for the roles carefully before applying. If you have any questions before applying, please email transition@ucl.ac.uk



Complete the Transition Mentor application form. Application deadline is 10 May 2019.