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.

Applications for Transition Mentors are now closed

Shortlisting will take place over the next few weeks. For those of you who have applied, please expect a decision on your application by the end of June.

Please note: Some academic departments are still open for applications, please check your inbox for an email from your department if this is the case.

If you need to contact the Transition team please email transition@ucl.ac.uk