APM ceremony - 28 March 2018

Celebrating students supporting other students – APM Awards ceremony

Students from 15 schools involved in the Academic Peer Mentoring (APM) scheme attended an awards ceremony on 28 March hosted by the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) in UELT. Mentors and colleagues from participating Schools joined in the celebration of students’ engagement and achievements.

The awards were presented to the mentors by Professor April McMahon, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Education and Dr Louise Naylor, Director of UELT. Mentors and colleagues from Architecture, CEWL and SLAS made presentations and showcased the impact this additional student-centred learning support has had on student achievement. The APM scheme is an important intervention in the University’s Student Success project.

The APM experience shows that mentors benefit greatly from the scheme as they deepen their understanding of the course content as well as enhance their employability skills.

Please visit the School of Architecture’s blog to hear mentors/mentees’ feedback regarding their experience of the APM scheme.

91% of previous Kent peer mentors, who are in touch with the alumni office, are now in graduate jobs, compared to 80.4% for Kent graduates in general.

“The University’s peer mentoring scheme is a fantastic way for students to develop valuable employability skills such as communication, planning and leadership” (Amy Wiggins Medway Careers Adviser)

95% of mentors would recommend the APM scheme to others.

”Among the most full academic experiences”

“One of my students wanted to drop out but she didn’t and said it was down to the academic peer sessions. She wouldn’t have a degree if we’d let her drop out”

If you would like to be involved in the APM scheme, please check/contact your School’s website/ School as Schools will be shortly recruiting Mentors.

To find out more about the APM, click here or email mailto:slasapm@kent.ac.uk