International students

International peer mentoring scheme

The peer mentoring scheme, which launched in March 2016, helps new students to settle in to life at the University of Leicester, by providing peer to peer support. The scheme is typically offered to all first year undergraduates starting in September, however, following feedback from previous years, we are extending our peer mentoring scheme to international students starting in January.

The peer mentoring scheme provides a friendly point of contact for all new students joining the university. Upon signing up for the scheme, you will be appointed a mentor, who is a current student at the university. Your mentor will be purely pastoral, not academic, meaning that they will be able to answer questions about student life and listen to you, their mentee, if you encounter any problems. They have been trained in how to guide you to the best support service when needed.

What our students say: Why I wish I'd had a mentor...

"I would have really appreciated some personal help just to point me in the right direction and save me time, whether that be simply the proper way to look for a book in the library or just finding where the Subway on Queens Road was!"

Cameron, 4th year American Studies student

"I was really worried about starting uni and having someone to talk to about it would have been really helpful."

Fiona, 3rd year History student

I’m a new student, why should I sign up?

  • To receive a friendly point of contact as you’re joining the University and get hints and tips on making the most of your student experience.
  • To get support if you have any difficulties or worries.
  • Have the opportunity to make new friends and be a part of something that celebrates the diversity of student life in an informal, fun and sociable way. 

If you would like to sign up for a mentor, please fill out this short form.

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