Academic Peer Mentoring

What is the APM scheme

What is APM ?

Academic Peer Mentoring (APM) partners experienced students with newer students to support their learning in specific modules. The scheme operates in participating schools and is co-ordinated by the Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS). APM is a success strategy which helps students to make the most of their studies.

Peer Mentoring is a voluntary scheme which is flexible, confidential, and fits around your availability and preferences. Full training is provided, and is compulsory for mentors. All mentors will receive a Kent certificate and be invited to an awards ceremony dedicated to Peer Mentoring. Your participation will be reflected on your student record and will be valuable for any future placement or job applications. It is fully supported by all staff at Kent.

Academic Peer Mentoring is a partnership between SLAS and individual schools. If you are interested in taking part or would like to find out more, please contact the Student Learning Advisory Service slasapm@kent.ac.uk

Benefits of the APM scheme

• Encourages independent learning
• Improves student retention and achievement
• Facilitates communication between students and academics
• Builds a community of learning

Benefits for mentors:

• Skills development such as, confidence, communication and leadership
• Practice of teamwork and organisation skills
• Enhance your CV
• Involvement in a community of learning

Benefits for mentees:

• Gain confidence in academic skills
• Become an independent learner
• Discuss and apply their knowledge
• Get help with practical aspects of the course
• Develop a strategy for success










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