A great opportunity for stage 2 & 3 students to add to their skills portfolio: join the SAC Student Mentoring Team
We are looking to recruit students who will be in stage 2 or 3 this coming September to support stage 1 or 2 students. The aim of the APM scheme is to improve learning and thus effectively improve students’ performance. APM is a scheme run by the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) which aims to facilitate students supporting students across year groups.
What is involved?
- Receive training from Student Learning Advisory Service
the learning cycle and increase understanding in a climate of trust and support.
understanding by re-examining course material as a group.
a sounding board for ideas.
support and encouragement.
- Facilitate group discussion & exercises – usually on a weekly basis
- Feedback information to the School.
The role of the mentor is NOT:
- Teach seminar of lecture material.
new material that is in conflict with seminar or lecture material
supportive material without the agreement of academics
- Act as a pastoral mentor.
- Give counselling or emotional guidance or support.
- Continue with the sessions during the exam term unless they feel it is absolutely necessary
Benefits to mentors:
- Re-application to knowledge.
- Knowledge of group work.
- Leadership Skills
- Development of soft skills such as confidence and communication
- Kent Student Certificate for Volunteering.
- Opportunity to improve one’s CV/Portfolio
- Be awarded points for the Employability Points Scheme (EPS).
- Greater understanding of the School.
How can I sign up?
Send an email to Shelley Malekia (S.Malekia@kent.ac.uk) by 12th May 2015 giving:
- Kent Username
- Programme & current stage
- 1 paragraph about why you think you’re a suitable mentor & include which stage you think you’d like to mentor.