Full course description
The Mentor Programme in year 1 serves to help you to tackle academic challenges during your studies in the first year. Transition from secondary school to university is never easy. Many students will experience a period during which their study does not work out the way they expected, which often occurs in the first year. The Mentor Programme has been designed with this in mind and is aimed at easing transition to university and helping you to ‘survive’ your first year. The core component of the Mentor Programme is the student-mentor relationship. You are assigned to a mentor and a mentor group. You will have group meetings and individual meetings with your mentor. Meetings centre on your study expectations and your experiences.
The goal of the Mentor Programme is twofold. 1) First, it aims to assist you in becoming a successful student. To become a successful student you need to become engaged in your own academic development; to become what is often termed a “self-regulated learner”. 2) Second, the programme oﬀers you a social and academic community of peers in which you can exchange experiences, reflect on successes, challenges, opportunities and problems and learn from each other.
By participating in the mentor scheme, you will:
- Develop skills for making the transition from secondary school to university;
- Improve your study skills;
- Learn about how universities work;
- Learn from the experiences of other students and staff.
- The final qualifications of the Bachelor Digital Society
- UM webpages on the Bachelor Programme Digital Society
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- Burns, T., & Sinfield, S. (2012). Essential study skills. The complete guide to success at university. (3rd ed.). London: SAGE.
- Cottrell, S. (2013). The study skills handbook. (4th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan