Collaborative learning: Example

A wonderful project utilising the power of peer learning: The Padlet Project The Padlet Project is an active learning initiative developed by Wendy Garnham in conjunction with the Technology Enhanced Learning team at University of Sussex for use with Foundation Year Psychology students. More about Padlet.

Supporting students with special needs

The National Autistic Society has produced a guide for mentors supporting students on the autistic spectrum: Supporting students on the autism spectrum Although the guide is a couple of years old it seems to be still one of the few resources available for mentors in this area. Worth passing on to any student mentors working […]

Mentoring practice

Building community with peer mentors This initiative employs peer mentors to run a large writing course for college freshman. ‘… mentors write alongside the students, read alongside the students, and sometimes complain about the work alongside the students. They function as peers, near-peers, more capable peers, and sometimes as instructors’. There’s also a Theory & Practice […]


What lovely feedback… Mentors moving on and taking on other support roles within the University. Mentoring does make a difference! I did not realise that last week Tuesday would be the last session for Education Café and therefore I did not get the chance to speak to you in person. So, I would just like […]

Paid mentoring opportunity

This might be of interest: Reach Out who run pastoral and academic mentoring in primary and secondary schools have opened applications for their Leadership Development Programme which is a paid opportunity suitable for undergraduates. Successful candidates work directly with young people and get access to lots of great development opportunities, including getting a business mentor and access to networking events, training and […]

What young people want

An interesting article exploring what young people want in terms of their education (something which is rarely explored these days): 6 Tips on the Future of Learning from Actual Teenage Exponential Thinkers How these you people want education to be: Make it about ME Let’s DO things Don’t ditch me in an online course Be my […]