Peer mentoring

peer mentors

Any questions? Ask a peer mentor!

Most new undergraduate students have questions about starting at university - and this is where our peer mentoring initiative can really help. We understand that you might have lots of questions that you’d prefer to ask a more experienced student rather than a staff member. That’s what a peer mentor can provide.

Mentoring is a relationship usually between a new student (the mentee) and a more experienced student (the mentor) to help the new student settle in, and to make them aware of ways that they can get involved and make the most of their university experience.

At Essex, most departments run their own peer mentoring scheme and so how they operate varies slightly between departments. For example, some departmental schemes operate in pairs or groups. Most peer mentoring schemes are for undergraduate students.