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UCD Peer Mentoring 2022-23

Education

UCD Peer Mentoring 2022-23

UCD Student Adviser Unit

Dublin

At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/06/2022
  • End Date:31/12/2022
  • Closing date:30/06/2022
  • Post Updated:24/03/2022
  • Min Hours:September - December 2022
  • Role Type:Mentoring/Befriending

Requirements:No specific requirements - training will be provided.

Description

UCD has over 650 trained Peer Mentors who work to make UCD fun and welcoming for first year students, all of whom have all been assigned a mentor from the same (or similar) programme. 

By volunteering for the 2022-23 Peer Mentor programme you'll share your knowledge and insights by drawing on your own experience of starting in UCD. In doing this you'll be helping new students create a sense of belonging within their programme of study and throughout UCD. You'll act as a friendly and approachable point of contact for Trimester 1 and by doing this you'll play a crucial role in introducing new first years to everything UCD has to offer. Peer Mentoring is a great support to incoming students, gives you valuable experience in leadership and communication and is also a great addition to your C.V. Peer Mentors typically (but not always) have a group of 8-10 mentees from the same/similar course as them. All Peer Mentors will receive training prior to beginning their work. Training for 22-23 mentors will be online and in-person

How to apply: SISWeb - Programme Services - Peer Mentor Applications

Here's a short video about Peer Mentoring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k4e7o76yBQ' 

Is training provided?: Yes

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

Being available to first year students during Orientation 2022-23 and throughout Trimester 1 to help them with their transition to college from school. You will:

Help them become familiar with the UCD campus, give them practical information on their course and advise them on the non-academic parts of college life. 

Skills required for this role:

Peer Mentors should be outgoing, resourceful, friendly, welcoming and reliable.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
One or two hours per week for Trimester 1, based on your timetable.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Based on your area of study you may be interviewed for this role.

Contact

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

Name: Margaret MacDonagh

Address: UCD Student Adviser Unit, Room L111, James Joyce Library Building

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