University of Bath

Peer mentoring

Find out how your Peer Mentor can help you settle into university life.

Supporting undergraduate students

Our Peer Mentors are here to help new undergraduate students to settle into university life. They are all current students who have been through the arrival experience and their first year, so they're well placed to help you with any concerns you may have.

Your mentor will get in touch with you before you come to the University, so you can ask any questions you have about arriving, what you should bring with you, and what it's like when you are here. They've been specially trained in peer mentoring and will give you informal advice to help you find your way around the campus. They will also let you know about any other support services you might need.

Your Peer Mentor will be studying the same course as you or something similar, so throughout your first year they will be there to support and advise you about both your department and the University's policies and practices.

Find out how peer mentoring works

Supporting postgraduate students

Research students

If you're a first-year doctoral research student you should contact the Doctoral Engagement Manager at or your Director of Studies to see whether there is a mentoring scheme. If you would like a Peer Mentor they will tell you how to find one.

Find out more about peer mentoring for doctoral research students.

Taught students

If you are a taught postgraduate student, check with your Director of Studies to see whether there is a mentoring scheme.

You can also meet other postgraduate students through the Postgraduate Association, which organises regular events. Check with your department about other opportunities to meet students.