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Peer support for new students

Whether you're studying for an undergraduate, taught postgraduate, or doctoral degree, your fellow students can help you settle into university life.

Support for undergraduate students

All our undergraduate peer mentors are current students who've completed their first year. They're a friendly face with the experience to help you make the most of your time at Bath and support you with any concerns you may have.

Every undergraduate student is assigned a peer mentor to help you settle in during your first year. Your mentor will help you find support services, give you informal advice, and help you navigate your way around campus and the city, sharing their own experiences along the way.

Your mentor will be studying the same course as you or something similar. They will tell you more about the department and be a constant support throughout your first year. All peer mentors have been trained and are supported by The SU (our students’ union) and your department.

Your peer mentor will get in touch with you at the start of the year. You can also meet them at a departmental social during Welcome Week or Week 1.

Support for postgraduate students

If you're studying for a master's degree or doing doctoral research, you can find peer support through your department or the Postgraduate Association.

Before you start your course, you can contact your Director of Studies to ask about your department's mentoring scheme and other opportunities to meet fellow students.

If you're a first-year doctoral research student you can also contact the Doctoral Engagement Manager by emailing or find out more about mentoring on The SU website.

You'll also be able to meet other postgraduate students at events organised by the SU. Find out more about the support and events available for postgraduate students on the SU website.

How peer mentoring works

Find out more about peer mentors