Connect is a peer mentoring scheme launched by the University to help students enjoy their time at University.
The Connect Peer Support project is part of the Wolves Students’ Union Well@Wolves strategy, which has been developed in response Students’ Union student feedback.
Connect Peer Mentors are student volunteers who will offer their support to fellow students who are struggling with their time at university. Many students face significant barriers to making and maintaining friendships during their time at university including anxiety, long term health conditions, disability, low confidence and speaking English as a second language. This can lead to a poor student experience and greater risk of students dropping out; things that the Connect project hopes to reduce.
There are three strands that make up what Connect seeks to aid students with and they include social support, mental wellbeing, and English language.
Connect mentors are friendly faces that are there to provide social support and conversation. They are there to provide useful information and specialist services to you in a non-judgemental, informal and encouraging way. So if what you need is someone to talk to who is honest, compassionate and respectful then a Connect mentor might just be what you are looking for.
The Students’ Union are now accepting applications from students who either want to be mentored or want to become a mentee. Peer Mentor volunteers will benefit from a comprehensive package of training and support as well as gaining hours towards their volunteering certificate.
For further information, please contact Bee Johnson via B.Johnson5@wlv.ac.uk or Tel: 01902 322611