Peer mentoring works!

Andrews, Jane and Clark, Robin (2011). Peer mentoring works! Birmingham: Aston University.

Abstract

This report draws on the findings of a three year study into peer mentoring conducted at 6 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), 5 of which were in the UK, 1 of which was in Norway. Following a multiple case-study design, quantitative and qualitative research was conducted in collaboration with the project partners. The research findings provide empirical evidence that peer mentoring works! In particular the report provides: - An Executive Summary outlining the main project findings - A synopsis of the relevant literature – and a link to a much larger literature review undertaken at the beginning of the study - A working conceptual framework and set of research questions - An overview and rationale of the methodological approach and tools - Evidence of the value of peer mentoring in promoting a ‘smooth’ transition into university - Evidence that peer mentoring works by providing the means by which new students can access peer support in both social and academic spheres throughout their first year - Identification of the main challenges of peer mentoring - Evidence of the manner in which writing peer mentoring works by providing bespoke help for individual students - A discussion section in which a new approach to peer mentoring, Transition+, is proposed. The report concludes with recommendations for: Higher Education Institutions: Students: Policy Makers: and, Individuals within HEIs wishing to establish peer mentoring.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering systems & management
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Education research group
Additional Information: Aston University on behalf of HEFCE and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Uncontrolled Keywords: peer mentoring,student support,education research
Full Text Link: http://www.heac ... inal_Report.pdf
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Published Date: 2011-11
Authors: Andrews, Jane ( 0000-0003-0984-6267)
Clark, Robin

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