Student peer mentoring in the Arts and Humanities
- Date: 5 Apr 2013
- Start Time: 10:30 am
- Location/venue: University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, NG7 2RD
The Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, 2012-13
The purpose of this event is to consider different approaches to peer mentoring and tutoring, and to look at a range of models implementing mentoring schemes in the Arts and Humanities. Mentoring is widely recognised as a key initiative in enhancing and enriching the student experience, and this workshop seeks to look at concrete models of peer mentoring in practice. Participants have either experience of peer mentoring themselves, or are interested in setting up similar schemes. Student mentors will contribute a workshop to the event.
This workshop brings together a series of discussions and presentations reflecting on peer mentoring schemes trialled in the School of Humanities at the University of Nottingham. In particular, this workshop seeks to look at schemes where ‘senior’ students (from Year 2 and above) have acted as peer mentors to incoming Year One students, as well as schemes aimed particularly at supporting non-UK students studying at a UK institution. The workshop is based around two keynote presentations (one on student peer mentoring by Dr Gabriele Neher (University of Nottingham) and one on supporting non-UK students by Dr Nick Thomas (University of Nottingham) who have been project leads on peer mentoring schemes.
Neher and Thomas will present the findings of two projects currently running within the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham in order to look at ways of facilitating the transition of students from School to University, at the same time as presenting established students with important opportunities and additional experiences. The keynote presentations will be followed by workshops reflecting on the models presented, and aimed at generating discussion about models of peer mentoring.
Amongst the contributors to the workshops will be a group of students who participated in Neher’s Peer mentoring scheme which has been documented and supported throughout its inception and delivery through blogs, Twitter and vblogs, as a strong social media presence was seen as an integral part of the scheme.
See the links below:
10:30- 11:00 Registration and Coffee
11:00-11:45 Keynote 1: Gabriele Neher, Peer Mentoring in Art History: the arthistorybuddyscheme
12:-00-13:00 Workshop 1- peer mentoring
13:00- 14:00 Lunch and opportunity to look at poster presentations/ look at blogs from Mentoring schemes
14:00- 14:45 Keynote 2: Nick Thomas, Mentoring students from University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus- the international perspective
15:00-16:00 Workshop 2 – non UK students
This event is free to attend.
Bookings for this event are now closed.