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Do you want to help future 1st year students feel at home at International Studies? Apply now to become a student mentor (’21-’22)!

25 May 2021

What is a student mentor?

A student mentor is a coming 2nd or 3rd year student who is capable of guiding our new students. As a student mentor you will commit to the following: 

  1. Attend the workshop in June on being a student mentor in an intercultural context;
  2. Attend a student mentor training session in the last week of August 2021;
  3. Guide your mentor group of 1st year students during the Introduction Days – Wednesday 1 September (09:00- after dinner) & Thursday 2 September 09.00 – 14.00;
  4. After Introduction Days: keeping track of 1st year students;
  5. Plan and attend 3 meetings with your mentor group each semester (topics discussed are among others study skills and presentation skills);
  6. Host several informal group sessions yourself;
  7. Write a short evaluation-report and earn a maximum fee of around €100,-;
  8. Join one peer intervision session per semester.

Your profile

  • Motivated
  • Currently in your 1st or 2nd year
  • Have earned at leats 20 EC (as 1st year) or 80 EC (as 2nd year)
  • Passed Academic Reading & Writing course

How to apply?

You can apply by sending an e-mail (bais.stuco@hum.leidenuniv.nl) with your responses to the following questions (max. 100 words per answer).  

  1. Why do you want to be a student mentor?
  2. What makes you a good student mentor?
  3. How will you make sure that students are guided properly?
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