Transition Mentors

Transition Mentors are UCL Students who help you settle in and give advice on academic topics, support services and administrative tasks that you need to complete as a first year UG student.

Transition Mentor Programme Awards 2022

The 2022 Transition Mentor Programme Awards nominations are now open.
Find out more details and submit your nominations on the website.

Applications for Transition Mentors and Senior Mentors for September 2022 are now closed.

Applications for Transition Mentors 2023 will open in Spring 2023, if you would like to be notified when applications open please register your interest.

If you need to contact the Welcome and Induction team for more information, please email transition@ucl.ac.uk

MediaCentral Widget Placeholderhttps://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Player/jDj6H4cj

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

Your Mentor will help you settle in. They can direct you to support services, such as financial adviser appointments or disability services, give guidance on study skills and time management, and answer questions about administrative processes that you need to complete as a student at UCL.

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 2021 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.