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Student mentors set to help share the Loughborough student experience at Loughborough University London

Current students from Loughborough University are getting ready to become peer mentors to the first intake of students at the University’s new campus in the capital, Loughborough University London.

The mentors will support the students during their first five days at the London campus. Each mentor will be a point of contact and a friendly face throughout the students’ five day induction programme.

A number of new peer support schemes are currently being created across the institution as part of a three-year project being led by Samantha Davis, Peer Support Coordinator at Loughborough Students’ Union.

Samantha said: "Being a peer mentor in London gives current students the opportunity to take a piece of Loughborough to the capital. The peer mentor team will share their own experiences of university life to help our London-based students feel at home.”

At the end of the five-day induction programme, the mentors and students will get together to celebrate the start of a new phase in the award-winning Loughborough University experience – at the Loughborough campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

After the induction programme, mentors will continue to support the students by offering advice and guidance via the web and social media.