A Problem Shared… The Value of Peer Mentoring as a Tool for Supporting Lifelong Learning in Higher Education :A Study of the Experiences of Mature and Black & Ethnic Minority Students


The role played by formal Peer Mentoring programmes in supporting learners within Higher Education is reflected in the literature. However, few studies have focused on the contribution made by formal Peer Mentoring Programmes in supporting BME and mature learners at University. Moreover, whilst a significant amount of previous work suggests that Peer Mentoring promotes student retention, there is little empirical evidence regarding the degree to which formal Peer Mentoring Programmes promote academic success with regards to non-traditional learners. Thus, in drawing attention to the early stages of a large international study, this paper begins to provide distinctive insight into the pedagogical and social value of Peer Mentoring from the perspectives of two distinctive groups of lifelong learners.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
Additional Information: © The Authors
Event Title: University Association of Lifelong Learning Conference 2009
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-03-22 - 2009-03-24
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 10:13
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 07:50
PURE Output Type: Paper
Published Date: 2009
Authors: Andrews, Jane E (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0984-6267)
Clark, Robin P



Version: Accepted Version

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