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2024 Call for Student Mentorship Applications

Students are invited to apply to be appointed as mentors in the First Year Experience Student Mentorship
Program (SMP) within the Student Support Unit of CUTL for the year 2024. The purpose of this post is to
assist the Unit in delivering First Year Experience mentorship program to 2024 first year students. The aim
of this program is to prepare first time entering students for university life and thus improve student
experience, retention and success. The SMP will be coordinated by CUTL through the office of the Student
Academic Development and Support.

The primary responsibilities for a Mentor include:

 Attend all mentorship-training sessions that are offered in the year.
 Mentor and be responsible for the first year entering students (Mentees) with whom they have
been paired.
 Facilitate at least one mentorship session a week for 1hour, during which they shall assist their
Mentees with life-skills and provide advice about course content throughout the academic year.
 Meet each of their Mentees individually at least once every two weeks to determine his/her
progress, needs and challenges.
 Fully prepare for and attend all sessions that they plan for the Mentees.
 Assist their Mentees in a manner that is pleasant, firm, educational and socially/emotionally
 Maintain confidentiality in respect of their Mentees.
 Submit monthly session reports and signed claims for all sessions facilitated.

Knowledge skills, competencies and values that will be required

 Demonstrate the ability to lead a team
 Motivation skills and positive attitude
 Assertiveness
 Willingness to share knowledge and skills
 Act as a positive role model as well as taking an interest in the mentoring relationship.
 Good interpersonal and communication skills (listening, speaking and writing)
 Experience in the use of Ms Teams.

07 October 2023

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