Peer Guides for Postgraduates

Bangor’s highly acclaimed Peer Guide Scheme has now been extended to include Postgraduate Peer Guides.

What are Postgraduate Peer Guides?

Postgraduate Peer Guides are current postgraduate students (including recent Bangor graduates) who have volunteered and been trained to help new students settle in to University life. They’ll show you around and help out at induction sessions and help you get where you’re supposed to be.
They can help answer questions you may have about starting at Bangor such as where the lecture rooms are, which shops are open late, where you can go for a swim, and advise you on what to do and where to go to make new friends. However, if they can’t help, their training makes sure they ‘know a man who can’ and they’ll point you in the right direction.

They’re ready to help you for as long as you feel you’d like a little help.

Postgraduate Peer Guides and the Academic School

Postgraduate Peer Guides work through their Academic Schools and most academic schools have some volunteers available. As each academic area organises induction slightly differently exactly what happens varies. However, you should at some time meet the Postgraduate Peer Guides about the Academic School during your induction period and have the chance to ask them any questions you might have and get some friendly advice to help you settle in. If you haven’t met one and would like to, please ask a member of staff (a list of staff contacts in the schools can be found here)

or email postgraduatepeerguides@bangor.ac.uk

First Contact with the Postgraduate Peer Guides

Although for many of you your first meeting with Postgraduate Peer Guides is likely to be in the Academic School, if you are living in University Halls of Residence you might get a knock on your door from one of the Postgraduate Peer Guides to meet and greet you.  If you arrive over the main arrival weekend in September there will be a base room open near the Halls of Residence 10:00am -5:00pm (look for the signs) for the use of all Peer Guides.  If you haven’t met a Postgraduate Peer Guide and / or want more information, you will be able to get help there.

Opting Out

Most new students find Peer Guides helpful; however, if you really feel you don’t want one, please let us know by contacting the Peer Support Co-ordinator, Student Services, 1st floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DF or emailing postgraduatepeerguides@bangor.ac.uk.