Role Benefits

Working as a Transition Mentor or Senior Mentor brings a range of benefits and enhances a wide range of skills

As well as the satisfaction you will feel from helping new students settle into life and study at UCL, you will also:

  • Make a positive contribution to your UCL department and student community
  • Meet and get to know other students from across UCL. 
  • Find out more about UCL including support and opportunities available to all students. 
  • Have the flexibility to carry out mentoring sessions/duties around any other commitments
  • Employment references from the Transition Team on successful completion
  • Enhance your CV and have your position included on HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record)

In addition, Transition Mentors develop and practice many transferable skills that enhance their employability prospects. These include skills in: 

  • Decision making
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Using your initiative
  • Relationship building

For help in presenting your skills and experiences in job or course applications visit UCL Careers

Transition Mentors and Senior Mentors are also paid for their time (up to 16 hours over Term One). This is subject to meeting the requirements of the programme, delivering duties and adhering to the Code of Conduct. More details regarding payment can be found in the application section of the website.