Peer Guides – Here to Help
Who are the Peer Guides?
Peer Guides are trained student volunteers who are on hand to help you settle into the academic and social life of Bangor University. The Peer Guide Scheme is a long-established and important part of the welcome at Bangor University.
As a new student, you will automatically be allocated a Peer Guide by your academic school. You may choose to opt out of this support if you wish to do so. Each Peer Guide supports a small number of students.
How do Peer Guides help?
Peer Guides provide a friendly face and point of contact both prior to and after your arrival at Bangor University. They are central to the induction organised by your academic school and will help you to find your way around your school, the university, and the local area. Peer guides run social activities over the Welcome period and these are a great way to meet and make new friends.
If you need to know how to get from A to B, where to shop, what to bring with you, and how to navigate digital tools such as Blackboard and MyBangor, Peer Guides can help. Peer Guides have a good working knowledge of central support services offered by the University and can direct you to support where needed.
Peer Guides and Academic Schools
The Peer Guide Scheme is centrally coordinated, with Welcome activities devolved to individual academic schools. Your school will provide you with full details of its programme. Each school has a named Peer Guide Coordinator as a main contact.
How will I meet my Peer Guide?
Your Peer Guide will try to contact you shortly before you arrive at Bangor in order to help you with any questions that you may have and to run through the social programme organised by your school. They will contact you using your university email address and or a personal email or phone if you have chosen to give them permission to use these. Once you have completed online registration, you will be sent an email to let you know who your Peer Guide. You can also contact your Peer Guide direct and see who the other Peer Guides in your school are by clicking on the yellow My Peer Guide button on this page.
Peer Guide contacts
If you have any questions, please contact your Peer Guide in the first instance. If you have completed online registration but have not been allocated a Peer Guide, please contact your school’s Peer Guide Coordinator. If you have any general queries about the Peer Guide Scheme, please contact email@example.com
Most new students find it really helpful to have a Peer Guide; if, however, you would rather not have a Peer Guide, you can opt out of the scheme through the My Peer Guide button or through the link emailed to you by your school.