Departmental Peer Mentor Coordinators

A Peer Mentor Coordinator is a staff member responsible for overseeing peer mentoring arrangements within your department, school or centre. Each scheme operates slightly differently and so you will hear from your peer mentor co-ordinator about:

  • how mentors are allocated to mentees
  • rules about whether to meet individually, in pairs or small groups
  • what you need to do if you or your mentee want to swap
  • how many times you are expected to meet with or contact your mentee(s) throughout the year
  • how you are expected to make contact with your mentee(s)
  • 'Who's Who' in your peer mentor scheme and/or departmental support arrangements
  • what requirements there might be for record keeping
  • confidentiality policy and practice within your scheme

If your department, school or centre is not currently involved in the scheme and would like to join it, please email studentexperience@essex.ac.uk

Department  Coordinator 
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Woroud Melhem
East 15 Acting School East 15 operate a buddy scheme
Economics Dr Elke Weidenholzer
Essex Abroad  Ellie Laing
Essex Business School (Colchester) Darren Herbert
Essex Business School (Southend) Deborah McColgan 
Essex Pathways  Haji Yakubu
Government Sallyann West
Health and Social Care (Colchester) Rachel Parsons
Health and Social Care (Southend)

Amalia Khodr

History  Dr Amanda Flather 
Languages and Linguistics  Clare Alexander
Law (including Human Rights Centre)  Dr Karen Brennan / Liz Fisher Frank 
Life Sciences  Dr Louise Beard
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies  Rachele Winn 
Mathematical Sciences  Julie Peirson
Philosophy and Art History (including ISC) Sarah Crowther
Psychology Lesley Monk 
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (Colchester)  Leonardo Nascimento 
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies (Southend)  Dr Chris Nicholson 
Sociology  To be confirmed
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences Rachel Barrett

Societies

Peer mentor schemes are not run through clubs or societies. However, two societies offer buddy schemes instead.

For more information on the Students' Union Buddy Scheme contact:

VP Welfare and Community
Telephone 01206 863211
Email vpwelfare@essex.ac.uk
Web Student's Union Sabbs

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