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Do you want to be a Welcome Mentor for Welcome 2020?

Fancy becoming a Welcome Mentor for Welcome 2020?

Recruitment for Welcome 2020

Applications are now open for the 2020 Welcome Mentors!

Develop your skills and share your knowledge and experience to guide new students through Welcome and make sure they have the best experience. Interested? Find out more about the available roles below.

The main Welcome period for mentors takes place between between 17 - 27 September. You’ll be provided with full training and development so that you’re ready for the role.

This is a great opportunity not only to support students arriving at the University of Nottingham, but also to develop your own skills and knowledge. If you want to be part of the delivery of the arrival and Welcome programme as a UG Welcome Mentor or Lead Mentor, check out this FAQ guide - it’s really useful if you want to know a little more before applying.

Key dates

Applications open: 24 February

Applications close: 22 March (at midnight)

Interviews: 31 March, 1 and 2 April (Interviews will now be taking place online)

Training: 14, 15, 16 September

Available Positions

UG Welcome Mentor

Welcome Mentors are the first point of contact for new students and additional support for returning students. You’ll be there to help new students feel settled and at ease during that first scary and exciting week, as well as making sure all students know about the Welcome Programme and opportunities available through your Students’ Union (SU).

You’ll find mentors wherever new students arrive at the University, including in halls, and they can volunteer as either daytime mentors or night-time mentors – or they can do a combination of the two.

Daytime mentors will be placed on rotas to support activities that include settling new students into halls/campuses, and supporting or organising hall-based events.

Night-time mentors will provide support for at least two late night events (minimum) during the main Welcome period.

Campus-based (QMC, mentors will be placed on rotas to act as ambassadors for their campus; their responsibilities will differ, based on the specifics of the campus, and this role will not involve any night-time activity.

PG Welcome Mentor

As a PG Welcome Mentor, you'll be involved in offering support for incoming postgrads, meaning you’ll be able to meet new, like-minded students and help them settle into University.

Being a PG Mentor can include organising and attending Welcome Week events, and welcoming students under the guidance of our Welcome Committee and SU staff. You can apply these skills to relevant areas, including events management, collaboration skills, networking skills and communication skills. PGs involved in Welcome often continue on to help organise the University’s Link Conferences and programmes for PGs throughout the year.

If you have any questions about the PG mentor role, please e-mail welcomementors@nottingham.ac.uk.

UG Lead Mentor

As Lead Mentor, it’s your responsibility to make sure that all your mentors are doing their roles properly. You’ll be the main line of contact between the committee, hall staff, SU staff and mentor team, managing the mentor rotas and making sure that all the students in that location are feeling happy and settled. Lead Mentors will share their time volunteering both daytime and night time activity.