Department of Computer Science

Senior Teaching Fellow awarded for contribution to peer mentoring

Fri Jun 02 15:38:00 BST 2017

Fabio-Nemetz-award(2) Dr Fabio Nemetz (pictured right) has won the Students' Unions' ‘ Outstanding Contribution to Peer Mentoring' Award for his support of the computer science peer mentoring scheme in 2016-17. 

The University’s Peer Mentoring Scheme helps new undergraduate students settle into university life by putting them in contact with a current student.

First year students are contacted by a Peer Mentor before they get to the University. They study a similar course, so can offer support and advice on the department as well as University policies and procedures. 

Fabio said: “This was a great year for the Department’s Peer Mentoring and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) schemes. Students involved in them were brilliant, as was our Student Experience Officer, Cath Haines, who was fundamental to our success. It was a great pleasure to work with them, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s challenges.”

Peer Support Co-ordinator at the Students’ Union, Annika Theilgaard (pictured left) said: “Fabio has consistently gone above and beyond this year, ensuring that Peer Mentors and Lead Peer Mentors in computer science have had exemplary support.

“In terms of Peer Mentoring, computer science has had a fantastic year and it would not have been possible without the dedication and encouragement from Fabio. On behalf of the students he has worked with, we would like to say a huge thank you!”

Find out more about the University’s Peer Mentoring Scheme