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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.

Academic 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 for mentoring. Your participation will be reflected on your student Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) and will be valuable for any future work placement or job application.

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:

  • Get help with aspects of the course
  • Develop successful study strategies
  • Discuss and apply knowledge
  • Develop employability skills such as, confidence, communication and leadership
  • Practice teamwork and organisation skills• Enchance your CV
  • Enchance your CV
  • Involvement in a community of learning

Benefits for mentees:

  • Gain confidence in academic skills
  • Become an independent learner
  • Discuss and apply knowledge
  • Get help with aspects of the course
  • Develop successful study strategies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 14/09/2021