Mentor blog

A very engaged mentor blog by one of our second year students – providing weekly insights into our mentoring programme – and the experience of taking part in such a programme. Have a look!    

Peer mentoring – recap

This is the brilliant work of first year Education Studies, Education & Social Policy and Education Studies & English Literature students at London Metropolitan University (UK) completed in the last two years with the help of second year mentors. Have a look – to see what is possible when different year groups work together. November […]

Mentor feedback

This year’s PMiP module has come to an end. Students – both mentors and mentees – have celebrated their achievements with a ‘goodbye party’. And each mentor and mentee brought an object that represented his/her mentoring experience. The final get-together was also an opportunity to look back – and reflect. These are some of the […]

Multi-modal exhibition

Today, first-year Becoming students (our mentees) have put on a multi-modal exhibition about informal and formal learning spaces at University. The exhibition was a huge success – not only because it allowed first-year students to showcase their learning, but also because it allowed students of different year groups to “be with each other”.   Students’ […]

What makes a good “educator”

A mentee’s reflection on what makes a “good educator”: The Success of any Educationalist is to have confidence in oneself and the ability to build confidence in those we teach. This week lecture was on self-efficacy and ethical teaching. Self- efficacy is believing that I have the ability to perform a task. I realise that […]

The challenges of being a mentor (and educator)

Thanks to one of my mentors for this very interesting and insightful blog post: WEEK 6 Posted on November 5, 2015 Where did all the mentees go? From frustration –> some satisfaction. Frustration: So today as usual we finished our normal lecture and headed off to provide support to our allocated group of mentees. I left […]

First-year experiences

And yes, in our Peer Mentoring in Practice module – where second-year undergraduate students are teamed up with first-year undergraduate students, not only mentors need to blog, but also their mentees. Here’s one mentee’s blog post – giving insight on what it sometimes take before taking up study at our university. I can’t quite believe my first […]

First mentoring experiences

Read about this mentor’s experience of her first mentoring session: Well readers, my first day in the introduction session for this topic was like walking into uncertainty but such is life, there is a always a first time for everything. I enjoyed the lecture which was introduced by Sandra and I shall definitely be looking […]