Peer Support for Postgraduate Students
Who 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 into university life. They’ll help you to find your way around the university and Bangor itself, and will be there to help out at induction sessions.
Postgraduate Peer Guides 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 can advise you on what to do and where to go to make new friends. Peer Guides have good knowledge of the central support services across the university, and if they can’t help you with your query themselves, they will be able to direct you to someone who can.
Postgraduate Peer Guides and your Academic School
Postgraduate Peer Guides volunteer through their own academic school and many academic schools have volunteers available. Where this is the case, and once you have completed online registration, a Peer Guide will be allocated to you by your school. You will receive notification of who they are and how to contact them. Your Peer guide will attempt to contact you prior to your arrival in Bangor and will do so via your university email unless you give them permission to do otherwise. If, following registration, you haven’t met a Postgraduate Peer Guide and would like to do so, please contact your school’s Peer Guide Coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most new students find Postgraduate Peer Guides helpful; however, if you really feel you don’t want one, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.