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UCD Peer Mentoring 2022-23


UCD Peer Mentoring 2022-23

UCD Student Adviser Unit


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.


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:' 

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.


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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