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.

Every first year undergraduate is matched to a Transition Mentor, this is 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.

Resources for transition mentors

Apply to be a transition mentor

Please note that we are still accepting applications for 2018 Mentors for Architecture and Project Management for Construction but all other departments are now closed. 

Apply now to be a Transition mentor for The Bartlett School of Architecture

Autumn 2019 Mentors will be recruited in Spring 2019.


2018 Transition Mentors and Senior Mentors must read the Transition handbook, and must also book onto a training session and then make an appointment to bring their payment documents to us.