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School of Social Sciences

Learning and support

Ever wondered what the difference is between a tutorial and a seminar? What happens if you need help with your studies? Find out what kind of teaching sessions and support you can expect throughout your degree.

Student experience

Peer support

While you are a student you will also have the support and experience of fully-trained peer mentors to fall back on.

Our award-winning peer mentors:

  • play a significant role in the induction and ongoing support of our first year students;
  • are on hand throughout Welcome Week to guide students through those all-important first steps at university;
  • organise and participate in a wide variety of events;
  • create a social and supportive framework for new students;
  • nurture a strong sense of 'community' through 'Meet the Mentors' drop-ins, essay writing workshops and School wide careers events.

There is strong evidence that peer support has a positive influence on students' experience of their time at University, both academically and socially. This is particularly true of anyone in the School of Social Sciences.

Award-winning team

The BA (Econ) Peer Mentor Scheme was recently announced as the University's Peer Mentoring Scheme of the Year 2015. At a prestigious ceremony awards were also handed out to student mentors Gabriela Lecaro Calle, Ayushmita Hazarika, Kirsty Poots and Rita Patricio. 

Philippa Wilson, the School's Undergraduate Student Welfare Officer, was awarded for her Outstanding Contribution to Peer Support (2015).