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TU Dublin Student2Student Peer Mentors - City Campus

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TU Dublin Student2Student Peer Mentors - City Campus

TU Dublin Societies Office

Dublin

At a Glance

  • Start Date:19/10/2020
  • End Date:31/05/2021
  • Closing date:31/05/2021
  • Post Updated:19/10/2020
  • Min Hours:1 hour
  • Role Type:Mentoring/Befriending

Requirements:Friendly, good communicator and listener and keen to help first years settle in

Description

In TU Dublin's City Campus Peer Mentoring programme, second and final-year students are assigned a group of first-year students to mentor.
The first-y‌ear ‌students can raise questions about their course, assignments, exams and other issues. The mentors share what they have learned to support their mentees. This helps the mentees to understand their own experiences better, to feel more comfortable in novel situations and to develop skills to take on new challenges.

The peer mentoring also enables mutual learning. Mentors and mentees alike can improve their skill sets around communication, leadership, academic study and social awareness.

This year, our Student2Student Programme will be delivered through a mix of virtual and personal activities, keeping within all covid-19 guidelines.

Peer Mentors are asked to:
- Help first year students to deal with transition to third level

- Help students with information and guidance about course related matters

- Help students to resolve problems at an early stage.

Please note - A Peer Mentor IS NOT a Peer-Assisted Learning Programme - Mentors are not expected to tutor on academic issues

Peer Mentors are supported by a number of staff members at TU Dublin and the programme is run by the Chaplaincy Team. You can contact a Peer Mentoring staff team member if you have any queries or questions at any point as a Peer Mentor.

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Peer Mentors will be asked to

- Assist at Induction of First Year students

- Peer Mentor is expected to have a group of mentees - between 3 and 10 first year students (Maximum of 10 students)

- Have two additional meetings in the first semester with the first year students (online for the first semester at least)

- Be available, within reasonable limits, to first year students to offer support and advice during the year.

Skills required for this role:

Good communication, excellent listening skills, leadership skills and social awareness.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Training for Peer Mentors has, and is, continuing to take place online.

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Claire Flannery

Address: TU Dublin Societies Office, TU Dublin City Campus, Aungier St, Dublin D02 HW71

Website: www.studentvolunteer.ie/TUDublin

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