Bangor’s Peer Guide Scheme has been on show again
Two of our experienced Senior Peer Guides, Ben Pattle of SENRGY and Rhiannon Edwards of Psychology, represented Bangor at the recent Peer Mentoring Works! Seminar at Aston University.
They very much enjoyed the day which involved taking part in various discussion groups and networking with staff and students from other institutions. At the end of the day they both sat on the expert panel to take a number of questions from the delegates. Ben said ‘There was a lot interest and positive feedback about the Peer Guide Scheme. We were kept very busy answering questions.’ Rhiannon added ‘People were particularly impressed with the commitment of the Peer Guides who give their time so willingly. There was also a lot of interest in how we operate an opt-out scheme making our Peer Guides available to everyone.’
Bangor has worked alongside Aston University on their research project How Peer Mentoring Enhances Student Success in Higher Education, which itself is part of the HEA / Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded What Works project, looking at different aspects of student retention and success.
Publication date: 18 April 2012