Discovering Role Models: Peer-Led Mentoring in Schools BACY (X3256)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

Discovering Role Models trains you to create and facilitate workshops for local secondary school pupils. The module provides theoretical grounding and practical training to work collaboratively with your peers, developing skills and confidence in participatory facilitation and working with young people.

The module’s focus draws across substantive issues including:

  • mental health
  • racism
  • sex and relationships
  • expert safeguarding training
  • critically rethinking traditional models of education.

You may take this as a stand-alone module, but you can only take ‘Developing role models’ (X4911E) in semester 2 (in which the practical school-based work takes place) if you have completed this module.


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 89 hours of contact time and about 61 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.