Connect Peer Mentoring

Connect

About Connect

Being at University is no doubt an exciting and challenging time. However, it can often be confusing, complex and even lonely. What if you're having a hard time getting to know fellow students? Struggling with anxiety, homesickness and missing family? Getting lost in a sea of hundreds of faces but not knowing one of those well enough to meet for coffee? This is where Connect Peer Mentor project comes in; to support students in fostering social networks which enhance well-being and reduce isolation as they study.

Connect Peer Mentors are student volunteers who support their fellow students in negotiating their way through University life. Peer Mentors are not counsellors and do not take the place of personal assistants – they are a friendly, non-judgemental supportive “friend”, encouraging mentored students to get out and about. They share the benefits of their student experience and give information about professional advice and support services within the University and the wider community. Whether it’s arranging a meeting between mentored students to widen their social circle, helping to reduce isolation in our international students by being a buddy for practicing English or signposting students to local wellbeing services, our Connect peer mentors will help to empower students to make their own University experience a great one.

Students volunteering as a peer mentor will benefit from a comprehensive package of training and support as well as gaining hours towards their volunteering certificate.

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29th January noon - 2pm
City Campus
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Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities | Training | Volunteering | City Campus
Connect Group De-Brief
6th February 5pm - 6pm
Students' Union, City Campus
Group de-brief for volunteers with the Connect project
Volunteering | City Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring
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7th February noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
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14th February noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities | Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus
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19th February noon - 2pm
City Campus
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21st February noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Opportunities | Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring
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22nd February noon - 3pm
SU Social Space, SA Building, Telford Campus
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26th February noon - 2pm
City Campus
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Connect Peer Mentoring | Training | Volunteering | City Campus | Freshers' Fayre
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28th February noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
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5th March noon - 2pm
City Campus
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Training | Volunteering | City Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
Connect Group De-Brief
6th March 5pm - 6pm
Students' Union, City Campus
Group de-brief for volunteers with the Connect project
Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities | Volunteering | City Campus
Opportunities Pop Up
7th March noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
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8th March noon - 3pm
SU Social Space, SA Building, Telford Campus
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Opportunities | Training | Volunteering | Telford Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring
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12th March noon - 2pm
City Campus
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Training | Volunteering | City Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
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14th March noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
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21st March noon - 3pm
Walsall SU Bar and Cafe
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Training | Volunteering | Walsall Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
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22nd March noon - 3pm
SU Social Space, SA Building, Telford Campus
Opportunities Pop Up
Training | Volunteering | Telford Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
Connect Group De-Brief
10th April 5pm - 6pm
Students' Union, City Campus
Group de-brief for volunteers with the Connect project
Volunteering | City Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities
Connect Group De-Brief
1st May 5pm - 6pm
Group de-brief for volunteers with the Connect Peer Mentoring project
Volunteering | City Campus | Connect Peer Mentoring | Opportunities