School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Students in Week 1
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!
Week 1: The Welcome
a presence, a welcome, a signpost, an
encouragement, a fellow student
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/
At the Fresher’s Fayre
Here there and everywhere…
Weeks 2, 3, 4 …
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
What’s in it for you?
Con dence and life
Something for your CV.
Staﬀ get to know you.
Make friends from
across the School.
“Over 50% of students get a 2:1 or higher”
3 Levels of CMS
(Pass, Merit, Distinction)
Dependent on number of mentoring
activities engaged with
1 hour ≈
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.
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