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

Department  Coordinator 
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Tessa Thomas
East 15 Acting School East 15 operate a buddy scheme
Economics Dr Aseem Patel
Edge Hotel School Jennifer Kaye
Essex Abroad  Joe Young
Essex Business School (Colchester) Darren Herbert
Essex Business School (Southend) EBS Student Services team
Essex Pathways  Mandy Bannerman
Government Rob Kemp
Health and Social Care (Colchester)  Thomas Currid 
Health and Social Care (Southend) Thomas Currid
Languages and Linguistics  Teresa Torres
Law (including Human Rights Centre)  Bev Jackson
Life Sciences  Dr. Aurélie Villedieu
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies  Sue Hogan
Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science  Alex Partner
Philosophical, Historical, and Interdisciplinary Studies Lisa Willis
Psychology Amy Cole
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies  Madeleine Wood
Sociology  Illana Flora
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences Sian Spice


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
Web Student's Union Sabbs

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