On Wednesday 5 May, an evening of celebration was held to acknowledge, thank and reward the hard work and commitment of students who support their peers.
Professor Helen Higson praised the achievements of this year’s Peer Mentors and Writing Mentors, who received certificates and awards for their involvement in the programmes.
Peer Mentoring, co-ordinated by the Learner Enhancement Team, has had 996 participants this year with mentors supporting mentees through every step of their time at Aston enabling all students to make the most of their learning experience.
This year 21 students were nominated for the award of Mentor of the Year, with 4 mentors receiving the accolade:
Stephanie Oliver – Transition Mentor, ABS
Radhika Darbari – Placement E-Mentor, IDS
Jacqueline Atkinson – Placement Mentor, ABS
Kirsty Gooch - Placement Mentor, LHS
“It has been so good to be able to talk to somebody that has solid experience with the entire process. I feel Jacqueline has gone out of her way in advising me with my placement search and I really don't know how I would have done it without her!” – Charlotte, Jacqueline Atkinson’s mentee
During the current academic year the Learning Development Centre has employed nine writing mentors as part of the Write Now CETL Project. This academic year the mentors have held 445 mentoring sessions and their dedication and professionalism is outstanding. Student feedback on the work of the mentors has been overwhelmingly positive and many have commented on seeing a real improvement in their academic writing.
For further information please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org for Peer Mentoring Scheme
email@example.com for Writing Mentors Scheme
Words by Victoria Carroll