It is important that your mentee understands that the mentoring relationship
will remain confidential and that they will not be gossiped about. As a peer
mentor, you are in a position of trust and occasionally students may disclose
very personal information to you or share experiences they haven't discussed
with anyone else.
Student concerns are private matters, to be treated with the utmost sensitivity.
However, you are not expected to keep secrets. To handle information
confidentially means that information is not shared beyond the scheme, and it
will normally only be shared with you scheme co-ordinator or your Student Services Hub.
Details of the confidentiality to be offered within your scheme are available
from your Departmental Peer Mentor Coordinator and can be found in your
Peer Mentor guide available in Moodle.