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Student Mentor in Communication and Counselling Studies

Year 2 and Year 3 communication and counselling students will provide mentoring for year 1 students to facilitate the integration of year 1 students into university life.


Outline of Activity

Provide mentoring which will involve both academic, practical and pastoral support.

Learning Outcomes

The main learning outcomes will be:

  1. Recognise the key features of the mentoring role
  2. Explain the nature of the difficulties faced by the mentor
  3. Apply the academic knowledge and skills to the mentoring process, appropriate to the needs of the mentee
  4. Appraise strengths and areas for development based on experience of the mentoring process.

Assessment Details

Students are required to submit a reflective learning journal (1000 words) based on their experience of the mentoring process, which answers the following questions:

  • What is your understanding of the role of an academic mentor? (250 words)
  • What is your understanding of the challenges faced by the mentee? (250 words)
  • What were your specific role and responsibilities - what did you do and why? (250 words)
  • What worked, what did you learn and what would you do differently next time? (250 words).

Level of Commitment

40 hours to include:

Face to face contact

30 hours
Independent learning

10 hours

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