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Student Mentoring at St Andrews

Please note, you must have an unconditional offer from us or have met your conditions of a place to sign up to our mentoring schemes.

The University of St Andrews offers mentoring schemes to help students transition into or through the University, which mainly run over the summer months and into the first semester. 


New Undergraduate Student Scheme 

The University of St Andrews has a mentoring scheme coordinated by the Student Development team in CEED, for new undergraduate students. This scheme matches mentors and mentees on several areas, with the primary matching criteria being subject/academic school. This scheme is designed to help students transition into/through university. Mentors help mentees settle into university and St Andrews life, and answer questions on a variety of subjects including accommodation, the town, sports, and societies. For incoming first year students. This scheme is now closed for new mentee registrations for this year.

St Leonards Community Scheme for PG Students 

This academic year CEED, alongside St Leonard’s College, are introducing a PG specific mentoring scheme with the current COVID crisis in mind. Whether you are joining us in semester one or are unable to travel to physically be in St Andrews, you can join the St Andrews community online. After signing up you will be paired up with a fellow PG in a similar situation to yourself and placed into a group of incoming PG students. Each week of the six-week scheme you will be given an informal game or activity related to St Andrews in your pairs. In your group, you will be given two videos to watch, centred around the interdisciplinary theme of the week, and discussion questions to cover. This scheme is all about community, and we hope that through your partnerships and group you can meet fellow incoming PG students and feel a part of the St Andrews community – wherever you are in the world! Open to all incoming PG students! Sign up here  This scheme will close for new mentee registrations at 3pm on Friday 11 September.
BAME Mentoring Scheme 
CEED are delightful to announce a new BAME mentoring programme for this academic year! CEED proposes establishing a new style of mentoring scheme, designed to encompass self-identifying BAME students. This scheme will shift the focus away from pairing mentors/mentees together based upon similar characteristics and places the onus on the mentee to pick their mentor based on a short blurb. The BAME undergraduate scheme sign-up form is here. The BAME postgraduate scheme sign-up form is here.

We recognise that the success of the mentoring schemes depends on student volunteers who give up their time to act as mentors and guide and advise their mentees. Mentors can achieve recognition in the form of a mentoring electronic badge which can be added to their LinkedIn page.

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CEED Office

Hebdomadar's Block,
St Salvator's Quad,
75 North Street,
St Andrews,
KY16 9AJ 

Tel: (01334) 46 2141

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