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Introduction to the CMS Mentoring Scheme

Introduction to the CMS Mentoring Scheme

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Ed de Quincey

October 03, 2013
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  1. CMS Mentors School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

  2. Student Buildings Travel Courses Accommodation Friends New Students in Week

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  3. What do you know? You know a lot You’ve learnt

    a lot You were like them a year ago You are more like them than any member of staff You can pass on your experience You can point out the positives You may be able to save them from making some of your mistakes!
  4. Week 1: The Welcome a presence, a welcome, a signpost,

    an encouragement, a fellow student Be …
  5. Week 1: When, where and how? At the desk/downstairs during

    registration Helping tutors at lab day/PDP “I can’t log on”, “I don’t know my password”, “I can’t use email”, “How do I open Edit+?”, “What’s the portal?”, “What is Teachmat/ Moodle?” At the Fresher’s Fayre Here there and everywhere…
  6. Weeks 2, 3, 4 … Help In labs/tutorials Run workshops/drop-ins

    1-to-1 mentoring Listening. Taking an interest. Creating a climate of trust: con dentiality; no gossiping! Sharing experiences and knowledge of CMS and the University. Helping the mentee to set their own agenda – it’s not about you! Managing the relationship: you are the one in control
  7. What’s in it for you? Work experience Leadership skills. Tutoring

    skills. Technical skills. Motivational skills. Time management. Con dence and life experience. Something for your CV. Staff get to know you. Make friends from across the School.
  8. “Over 50% of students get a 2:1 or higher”

  9. None
  10. 3 Levels of CMS Mentoring Certification (Pass, Merit, Distinction) Dependent

    on number of mentoring activities engaged with
  11. 1 hour ≈ 1 point

  12. Points for Activities 1 hour in Week 1 = 1

    point 1 hour in a CMS Lab = 1 point 1 hour Drop-in/Workshop = 1 point 1 hour 1-to-1 Mentoring = 1 point Committee = 12 points You are expected to document the activities you have been involved with and produce a timesheet that Vreni/Ed can check.
  13. Points mean … 12 points is a Pass 18 points

    is a Merit 24 points is a Distinction Committee Members will also get a “Lead” CMS Mentor Certi cate