Department of Physics and Astronomy

Student Mentors

Find out about Student Mentors based in the school and how they can help you.

About Student Mentors

Student Mentors can help you with a range of academic issues, helping you develop your study skills.

They are undergraduate and postgraduate students who can relate to the experience of being a student and have been trained, through the University's peer-led Mentoring Scheme, to support you.

Support is provided via email or during a pre-arranged meeting. Mentors share their own experience and skills, along with signposting existing services which students might find helpful.

Mentors can help you with:

  • revision skills and planning
  • how to solve problems
  • presentations
  • time management.

Who they are

All our Student Mentors are studying in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

They have been through the same experiences of getting to grips with studying at Sussex and are passionate about their subject and helping others.

All Student Mentors have been trained in their role and work closely with staff in our departments.

Being a Student Mentor is also a part-time job; they all get paid for the work they do.

Mathematics mentors

  • Vasileios Christou
  • Beth Freeman
  • Danile Flynn
  • Julianne Lie Fjell.

Physics & Astronomy mentors

  • William Baker
  • Arun Borkum
  • Paula Ramirez Gilliland
  • David Turner.

Contacting a Student Mentor

To contact a Student Mentor, email

If you have an urgent query about mentoring contact the School Director of Student Experience, Dr Konstantin Blyuss.