Studiosity Student Mentors
Would you like to become a student mentor and get paid for giving online study help and advice to first year students during 2022/23?
You are invited to avail of the opportunity to become a student mentor as part of Ulster University’s Studiosity ‘Student Connect’ online study support service.
What is Studiosity Student Connect?
Studiosity seeks to remotely match first year students who need help, to fully trained student mentors who are on (or who have previously completed) the same or similar course. Studiosity Student Connect enhances informal peer networks that students make at university and helps those who may not have been able to develop such networks.
The service will be fully managed and quality assured on behalf of the University by our partner Studiosity, and will offer significant benefits for both the mentors and mentees.
How it works:
- You apply to become a student mentor.
- You are paid to complete 3 hours training which includes full onboarding support.
- You choose the hours you want to work between 11am - 11pm providing live, online mentoring to first year students.
What’s in it for you:
- Payment of £10 per hour (pro rata by the minute) for the mentoring you provide.
- Flexible working – you choose the hours you work.
- Valuable work experience, training, and employability skills.
- Giving something back to those starting their learning journey.
- Edge credit upon completion of an assessed peer mentoring Edge activity.
- More connection with the University community and the course ‘family’.
If any of the following criteria apply, you are invited to sign up to become a student mentor today: (link to the application
- You will be a final year undergraduate student at Ulster University in the academic year of 2022/23.
- You are an undergraduate student at Ulster University who has been invited to apply by your school or course director for the academic year of 2022/23.
- You will be a postgraduate student at Ulster University in the next academic year 2022/23, who has recently completed an undergraduate degree at Ulster University (within the last 3 academic years).
Full training for mentors is provided.
Benefits you will provide to first year mentees
'Student Connect' provides benefits for first year students including:
- Providing an informal avenue of support to first year students in their transition to University who may feel uncertain or reserved in approaching a member of staff
- Helping them settle in and guide them in how to plan and structure their learning
- Alleviating concerns through a friendly and accessible mentoring service provided by final year students
What previous student mentors have told us
"It's a good feeling to be able to help people... to give back to students who were in the same position as you were last year."
“I know how scary first year can be and I chose to be a peer mentor to help alleviate that worry and fear.”
“I wanted to improve my employability for the future and to help first year students with the transition to university life.”
"I thought it was really good because it's flexible and it's something that I could do when I am available because I can't really commit myself to anything that has strict hours, considering studying and working as well."
To be eligible to apply as a student mentor, you must meet the criteria specified above an be in Good Academic standing in 2022/23.
Having Good Academic Standing means that you are not carrying any resits at the point of application.
If applications exceed the number of mentors required factors previous experience of mentoring or other educational support (desirable) will be taken into consideration including experience of:
- Peer mentoring or other educational support such as PASS.
- Tutoring in Schools.
- UUSU leadership roles such as Student Rep, Student Councillor or Club/Society Committee member.
- Working in other supporting roles.
There are other points to note including:
- As part of the selection process you will be asked to take a communication test delivered by Studiosity and your performance will be taken into consideration.
- Academic performance on first year modules may be taken into consideration as part of the mentor-mentee matching process.
- Students who meet the criteria within the ratios of mentors required will be selected on a first come first serve basis.
- If a student is not offered a mentoring opportunity in the first round, a waiting list may be held for eligible applicants.
- Students will be informed about the outcome of the application within 6-8 weeks.
- The decision of selectors is final.
How to apply: step-by-step
Applications are currently open.
Please follow these steps to apply. This should only take about 30 minutes to complete.
Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as students who meet the criteria within the ratios of mentors required will be selected on a first come first serve basis.
- Login using student number and password.
- Select 'Access Studiosity'.
- Select the 'Become a Student Mentor link' on the right hand side and enter your phone number.
- Complete the application process which includes a Student Mentor Communication Screening Test.
- Studiosity require some documents to verify your identity and skillset. Check you receive an email requesting these documents from email@example.com.
- Follow the guidance provided in the email to submit your documents.
- Check you get a confirmation email from Studiosity within 24 hours notifying you that your documents have been received.
When will you find out if you have been successful
We will try to inform you about the outcome of the application ASAP but within 6-8 weeks.
Training will commence at the end of August 2022. Further details will be provided in due course.
Who to contact if you have a question
If there are any issues with application please contact Catherine O'Donnell via email: firstname.lastname@example.org