Academic Peer Mentoring

Academic Peer Mentoring (APM) partners experienced students with newer students to support their learning. 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.

What is APM?

Academic Peer Mentoring is a voluntary scheme which is flexible, confidential, and fits around your availability and preferences. Mentors are specially trained 2nd or 3rd year students, and support mentees with the specific study skills and academic requirements of their course.  

Academic Peer Mentoring is a partnership between SLAS and individual schools and divisions. 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 attainment 
  • Facilitates communication between students and academics 
  • Builds a community of learning 

Benefits for mentors

  • Develop employability skills such as leadership, problem solving, and communication 
  • Enhance your CV and receive formal recognition from the University 
  • Consolidate learning to improve academic achievement  
  • Use your experience to support others and be a positive role model 

Find out more about being a mentor on our mentor webpage or on the APM mentor module on Moodle

Benefits for mentees

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

Find out more about getting a mentor on our mentee webpage or on the APM mentee module on Moodle

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