Transition Programme UCL WIDENING PARTICIPATION AND UK UNDERGRADUATE RECRUITMENT

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UCL WIDENING PARTICIPATION AND UK
UNDERGRADUATE RECRUITMENT
Transition Programme
Transition Programme 2015-16 (Senior Mentor Role Description)
The Transition Programme supports all first year students in their transition to university. This
transition can be a particularly stressful time for students as they adapt to a different way of life and
new academic demands. Senior Mentors play a key role in the Transition Programme by overseeing
and coordinating the mentors in their department. This is an excellent opportunity for students to build
on skills gained as a Transition mentor as well as to develop your communication, organisation and
leadership skills. Senior Mentors will be paid £150 at the beginning of second term. Please note that
you can only apply for the role if you have previously acted as a Transition Mentor.
Person Specification
We are looking for students who can demonstrate the following qualities:
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Excellent personal organisation
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Familiarity with your department and UCL as a whole with the ability to signpost students to sources
of support
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Approachable and supportive
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Excellent communication skills
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Reliable, responsible and ability to use initiative
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Ability to empathise with the needs of first year students and Transition mentors in department
Duties and Responsibilities
To be a Senior Mentor, you will be expected to:
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Attend a 2-hour training session with mentors and an additional 1-hour training session with other
Senior mentors in either May, June or September
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Run ‘Meet Your Mentor’ session during Induction Week (Monday 28
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Read the online logs of mentors in department and provide feedback to Transition team and
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mentors on a weekly basis
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Respond to email queries from mentors, directing them to sources of information and student
services where necessary.
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Develop content and ideas for mentor meetings
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Develop a resource for use of Transition mentors or first year students in department
In order to apply, please complete the online application form by the deadline (5pm Wednesday 8
April): http://www.tfaforms.com/366455
If you have any questions about the role or the Transition Programme, please contact Farhana
Ghaffar, Access Officer (Recruitment and Transition): [email protected]
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