Peer mentoring

Student Services provide training and support for those wishing to be peer mentors. This training consists of studying following a six unit course designed by the Mentoring and Befriending foundation.

This course covers the following units:

1.  What is mentoring?
  • Who have been your mentors?
  • What is a mentor?
  • Skills for mentoring
  • Helping skills
  • Boundaries and confidentiality
2.  Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Questioning styles
  • Listening skills and Building rapport
  • Ten steps to positive communication
3.  Differences, values and attitudes
  • Exploring differences
  • What are values and principles?
  • Personal values
  • Assumptions
  • Cultural awareness
  • Self-awareness
4.  How do we help?
  • Barriers to learning
  • Peer Mentoring and Support strategies
  • Helping skills
  • Who else can help? (Signposting)
5.  Ground Rules
  • Boundaries
  • Confidentiality
  • Ground rules
  • Top tips for mentoring success
  6.  Engaging in the mentoring process
  • Planning your first session
  • Guidelines for mentoring
  • Mentee questionnaires
  • Timing and structure of sessions
  • Winding down the mentoring relationship