Transition Mentor Role Description

Transition Mentors work to support a group of approximately ten first-year students on a weekly basis throughout Term One, delivering ten group sessions in person (one session per week) following set session plans. Mentors act as a key contact for support and signpost student services that first-year students require. Transition Mentors also plan and deliver their own sessions where relevant.

Person Specification

In order to be a Transition Mentor you will need:

  • Excellent personal organisation
  • Supportive and non-judgmental attitude
  • Organised, reliable and responsible
  • Excellent emotional intelligence and communication skills 
  • Able to work well in a team and support academic discussions in a collaborative manner 
  • Enthusiasm for UCL and your degree programme
  • Ability to observe and follow set procedures and guidance
  • Familiarity with your department and UCL, with the ability to signpost mentees to sources of support

Duties and Responsibilities

To be a Transition Mentor, you will be expected to:

  • Complete the compulsory online Training Module
  • Take part in the compulsory training workshops in September 2023
  • Attend a 'Meet Your Mentor' session during Induction Week. You must be available for induction week to be selected to work on the programme
  • Deliver 10 hours of in-person mentoring sessions with a group of around 5-15 first year students.
  • Communicate with your mentees and respond to queries and questions
  • Communicate with your Senior Mentor on a weekly basis to provide a summary of how your sessions are going
  • Attend two group meetings with your Senior Mentor during the course of the term
  • Plan mentoring sessions with appropriate activities and discussions, making use of resources provided
  • Keep accurate attendance records for each session as outlined by the Transition Team

More information about applying for the role and the full job description can be found on the Transition Mentor Programme application page