What are Peer Guides and how can they help?
Although the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences is a small, close knit School with friendly staff and students, it can be still a bit strange coming to Uni for the first time. Even if you are fairly independent and have spent time travelling, coming to live in a new town, making new friends and getting used to studying a new course can be daunting.
A helping hand...
So here at Bangor, we try to help you to get to know your way around by introducing all our new students to someone (a Peer Guide) who will be there to give you first hand advice and support – not least they can pass on their own experiences of being a first year.
Introducing you to life in Bangor
Peer Guides are second and third year students who provide a more informal support network to help you from the moment you arrive, or even before. They are on hand to meet and greet, and arrange social activities during Welcome Week - introducing first years to their fellow students, their personal tutor, the University and the surrounding area. All our Peer Guides are trained by the University and also attend various workshops, such as counselling skills, within the School to increase their knowledge of how to help you.
Our Peer Guides will greet you as you arrive at Halls of Residence. They are there for every new student during Welcome Week (you may also hear this called Freshers’ Week) and for as long as they are needed. They will have arranged some activities for Welcome Week weekend and the week following, to introduce you to your fellow students, your personal tutor, the University and the surrounding area.
Our Peer Guides also help out when people come for interviews, greet late arrivals or transfer students, and provide invaluable support at School events throughout the year such as Open Days.
You will be able to recognise them at such events, and during Welcome Week, by their blue polo-shirts which they wear when representing the School.
Our Peer Guides:
Senior Peer Guides (Year 3)
|David Blower||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Ella Roberts||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)|
|Keeley Driver||Sport Science||Nia Roberts||Sport, Health and PE|
|Morgan Gregory||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)||Lewis Sexton||Sport, Health and Exercise Science|
|Laura Nicholls||Sport Science||Nikolaos Soumplis||Sport Science (Physical Education)|
|Lucy Park||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)||Jordan Thomas||Sport, Health and PE|
|Hayley Pegg||Sport and Exercise Psychology||Christopher Watkins-Dodd||Sport Science (Outdoor Recreation) - HND|
|Robin Owen||PhD - Skill Acquisition|
First Time Peer Guides (Year 2)
|Conor Charlton-Fleming||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Niforissa Binti Musa||Sport, Health and Exercise Science|
|Kirsty Done||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Chelsea Naysmyth-Miller||Sport Science|
|Jodie Dowrick||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)||Carly Owen||MSci Sport Science|
|Rhys Goodwin||Sport, Health and PE||Jobe Page||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)|
|Nathanial Hatch-Johnson||Sport and Exercise Psychology||Kirsty Palmer||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)|
|Samuel Herbert||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||James Pasquill||Sport Science|
|Niamh Howarth||MSci Sport Science||Katy Pearce||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)|
|Hannah Kelley||Sport Science||Bethany Rayner||MSci Sport, Health and Exercise Science|
|James Kirby||Sport Science||Megan Robinson||Sport, Health and Exercise Science|
|Kruti Prashant Kulkarni||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Lewis Salt||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)|
|Isabelle Laflamme-Williams||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Hannah Smith||Sport Science (Outdoor Activities)|
|Kate Laurence||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Charlotte Welch||Sport Science|
|Hannah Minshull||Sport, Health and Exercise Science||Emily Westlake||Sport, Health and PE|
How to contact a Peer Guide
A Welcome Pack is sent to all new students (Freshers) after Confirmation and Clearing in mid-August/early September. This will include a full list of our Peer Guides and their contact details.
A Facebook page has also been set up for all new Undergraduate students. You can use this group to contact your fellow 'Freshers' or our Peer Guides.
Join the Facebook group
To join the group please use the following link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1007658169256968/
If you are starting a course at the School this September and would like to be put in touch with a Peer Guide before you receive you Welcome Pack, please contact our Peer Guide Co-ordinator, Eleri Jones, Tel: 01248 388415.