If you have received Learning Support in the past at school, college, sixth form or high school, you may already have some ideas about how you would like to be supported when you are at university. Think about what was useful to you and what worked well or helped you in that support, these could be things that you continue doing when at university with your new mentor. On the other hand, think about what might not have worked well or what you didn’t like in your previous support, what could be done differently now that you are at university?
We know that not all students have experienced support in their previous education at school or college so we have produced this list of ideas of what you might like to use your mentoring for. These are just some examples of what mentoring can be used for, mentoring is individual and based on your DSA Needs Assessment Report and discussion with your mentor. Mentoring changes and evolves over time based on what you need and you may cover many different aspects of these ideas throughout your time at university.