Careers and Employability Centre

Student mentoring and academic support

Find out how to support your fellow students with their studies by becoming a mentor, note-taker or exam helper.

Roles available

You can apply for various paid roles to help other students with their studies. These include:

Student Mentor 

Offering academic peer-support to students in your School in a one-to-one or group setting.

Undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD researchers can be mentors. If you are an undergraduate, you will need to have completed one year of study.

Mentoring topics include:

  • time management and effective planning
  • giving presentations
  • planning and structuring essays
  • revision skills and exam preparation
  • contributing to seminars.

Check current student mentor vacancies on CareerHub - or see expired vacancies. Also, look for adverts on your school website. Applications generally open at the end of the previous academic year or in September at the start of the new one.

Notetaker 

Assisting students with notetaking in lecturers, seminars or exams.

Check current notetaker vacancies - or see expired vacancies.

Exam helper 

Assisting with practical, clinical exams at BSMS.

Check current BSMS exam helper vacancies - or see expired vacancies.

Main recruitment is usually once a year, but there can be individual vacancies at other times

Skills you can develop

You will learn how to:

  • provide peer support on academic and study skills
  • develop your presentation skills in one-to-one and group settings
  • communication with a wide range of your peers
  • work independently and plan and organise your own workload
  • develop your awareness of long-term health conditions
  • contribute as a member of a team.

Student mentoring by school or department

If you're looking for a mentor, see more on mentoring by school or department on the Student Hub.

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