The Statistics SSLC administers a mentor system, where older students help first year students settle in to their university life. A mentor provides an informal point of contact to students where they can ask questions about their course, modules and wider university issues such as nights out, accommodation, societies and sports.
It was possible to apply to become a mentor over summer 2015. 47 members were recruited. They will be briefed on Monday in Week 1 of Term 1 and will meet their mentees for the first time on Wednesday in Week 1 of Term 1.
The mentor system in no way replaces the Personal Tutor system. Students must meet with their personal tutors at least twice a term and keep their personal tutors informed of any academic or personal problems.