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What is the Peer Support Programme?

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As an incoming student, new to the University, it is perfectly normal to have lots of questions and some trepidation about starting:

-       How will I find my way around?

-       Will I make friends?

-       Where is the nearest shop?

There are also many questions you might not even have thought about yet:

-       How do I reference correctly in my essays?

-       How do I find a private house for my second year?

-       What is critical thinking?

The Peer Support Programme puts you in contact with a current student who has been there, done that and got the T-shirt, and is an expert on life at YSJ and in York.  Peer Supporters are there to answer any questions you may have and also get you ahead of the curve by making you aware of some of the common aspects of student life before they occur.

As a current student the Peer Support Programme provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills and experiences across a number of areas whilst getting to meet new students.  This skill and experiences you will develop are the kind of attributes that employers look for so being a Peer Supporter is great way to enhance your CV.

You can find out much more about the programme on through the links below and if you have any questions at all please contact us using the details on the left.


How will I benefit from the Programme? »
What can I expect from my Peer Supporter/Mentee? »