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Peer Guides

Apply to be a Peer Guide

Applications to become a Peer Guide for 2020/21 are now open.


What are Peer Guides?

Peer Guides are students who help other students.  In particular, they:

  • Help new and visiting students as they 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 years, final years and students progressing to Postgraduate study 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), usually in the same department or school.

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 complete an online training session to prepare students for the role of Peer Guide.
  • To be proactive in contacting your mentees and providing them with support.
  • To welcome new and visiting students into the Royal Holloway community and encourage them to make the most of the student experience.
  • To inform your Peer Guide Leader of any issues or problems you are having, so that they can provide additional support.
  • To keep in touch with the Peer Guidance team throughout the year.


Sound good? Find out more! 

Read the Peer Guide role description here.

You can hear more from former Peer Guides by watching the video below.


Apply to be a Peer Guide!

Please fill out the form below if you wish to apply to be a Peer Guide.


  • Have you had a Peer Guide at Royal Holloway before?
  • By submitting my application, I declare that I have no College disciplinary or criminal offences that would affect my being a Peer Guide. I also declare that I have considered my time commitments and am confident that my academic attendance or performance will not be impacted negatively.