What are Peer Guides?
Peer Guides are students who help other students. In particular, they:
- Help new and visiting students settle in and support the transition into university life
- Formalise the ad-hoc peer support that naturally develops within student communities
- Help bring the Royal Holloway community together
- Promote diversity on campus
What is the Peer Guidance Scheme?
We recruit and train second and final year students to help guide new students through their first year at Royal Holloway. Peer Guides are allocated small groups of new students (between six and twelve) in the same department or faculty.
The relationship between Peer Guides and their student group is informal, non-academic and provides a non-judgmental level of support and advice about being a student at Royal Holloway. If necessary, the Peer Guide will refer students who need more structured support to our specialist Wellbeing team.
I want to become a Peer Guide
What is expected of me as a peer guide?
- To attend one of the compulsory Peer Guide training sessions (approx. 2 hrs)
- To be proactive in contacting your mentees and providing them with support
- To encourage new and visiting students to make the most of the student experience
- To inform your Peer Guide Leader of any issues or problems you are having, so they can provide support
- To send a report about contact made with a member of your group when requested by your Peer Guide Leader
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Peer Guide role description
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