Workshop in Planning & Promoting Peer Mentoring

  • Robin Clark (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Starting with the research question, ‘How can student success be promoted through the use of peer mentoring?’ This interactive workshop brings together the findings and outputs of a three year study into the role played by peer mentoring in enhancing the student experience. Guided by the study findings, the workshop will include a facilitated discussion around the issues faced by first year students as they make the social, and then academic transition into university. Additionally, workshop participants will be given the opportunity to take part in an activity taken from the ‘Peer Mentoring Works: Institutional Manual’ looking specifically at the training of peer mentors. The workshop has been planned so as to provide colleagues with useful and useable knowledge about how peer mentoring works in promoting and enhancing student success irrespective of discipline. Workshop Schedule-Introduction to Peer Mentoring Works! Study Findings: Robin Clark & Jane Andrews “Reciprocal Peer Support – How Students Help Students Succeed’ [10 Minutes]-Activity I: Jane Andrews “From fresher to first year – Feelings, fears and fortunes” [15 minutes]-Feedback from activity 1: Robin Clark [5 minutes]-Activity 2: Robin Clark: “How would you deal with…” Training Peer Mentors [15 minutes]-Feedback from activity: Jane Andrews [5 minutes]-“Roundup and Review”: Open discussion facilitated by Jane Andrews & Robin Clark [10 minutes]
PeriodAug 2010
Event typeConference