SECL Academic Peer Mentors recognised

Final year students Elise McMellin and Eva Rahman, from the Department of English Language and Linguistics, and Alex Davies, from the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies, were recognised at a recent awards ceremony for their participation in the Academic Peer Mentoring Scheme this year.

The APM scheme is a chance for second and third year students to mentor first years in their subjects. This can be of great benefit to any first year struggling with their modules and getting to grips with a new subject, but can also be the difference between a 2:1 and a First. Alex Davis, a final year student and mentor for CLAS, gave a speech at the event about her positive experiences with the scheme, and spoke about how being a mentor was beneficial for her own studies as well.

Alex Davis said: ‘Before each meeting I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to help my mentees, but having met with them and talked through various things they were concerned about, I was happy to realise that I could make a genuine difference! Also, helping them refocused me on my own studies and reminded me how much I had learned during these three years.’

The scheme has been a great success this year and we are very grateful to all our Academic Peer Mentors for taking part!