The New Year has seen a refocus for the Student Life team based in the Student services Centre. The service has evolved over recent year from mentoring students on residential issues to holistic support around the whole student life experience.
From Jan 2016 we’ve dropped the mentoring word from the title and added a tag line “support | progression | success.” This focusses on ‘why’ we provide the service, rather than the ‘how’ we do it!
This year only 50% of our 55 student peer mentors lived on campus and we trialled an extension of support to the private sector to help those new students who lived in the private sector in and around Guildford, due to on campus accommodation pressures. This included setting up a facebook group in advance of arrival to allow new students to network, make friends and search for accommodation together, see: https://www.facebook.com/groups/571082443030715/