Student Navigation Network

The Student Navigation Network is made up of two schemes:

  1. Peer Mentoring
  2. Peer Assisted Study Sessions

What is peer mentoring?

Watch a video of students talking about peer mentoring

Peer Mentors are students who have already spent at least a year studying at the University.

If you sign-up for a mentor you’ll be able to meet them weekly throughout your first semester and ask any questions you may have. Having recently been through their first year at University, mentors remember how it feels and will help to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. For example they can:

  • help you find your way around;
  • help you choose clubs, societies and social activities to get involved in;
  • give tips on coursework and study skills;
  • direct you towards sources of information and support across the University and the Students’ Union.

To request a Peer Mentor

Please refer to the email you have been sent or log in to your VIP page.

Contact

To arrange a meeting with a mentor or to become a mentor please email: student-navigation-network@bristol.ac.uk.

Drop-in Sessions

From 7th November we will be running drop-in sessions with a peer mentor 12.00 - 1pm every Thursday in Activity Room 3 in the Students Union Building. Why not drop in for a friendly chat?

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are study groups for first-years, run by trained students in later years of their course. They provide a friendly and supportive environment in which to discuss and explore aspects of your course through group learning and discussion.

Attendance is voluntary, but if you attend on a regular basis you could adjust quickly to University life; improve your study habits and develop a better understanding of the subject matter of you course.

The content of each session is agreed between participants and PASS facilitators, with a focus on study skills and course materials. PASS leaders will share their experiences and facilitate discussion rather than re-teaching a particular subject.

The following PASS sessions will start in the week commencing Monday 14th October.

School of Arts

DepartmentTime and dateVenue
Archaeology/Archaeology & Anthropology 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October Seminar room 1, 43 Woodland Road
Theatre, Film & Television 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October Drama FTV 16th October/ Rehearsal Room 2 from 23rd October
Music 2 - 3pm from Wednesday 16th October G22 Alberts Bar, Victoria Rooms
Philosophy 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October 1G5, 12 Woodland Road 

School of Humanities

DepartmentTime and dateVenue
Classics, Classical Studies & Ancient History 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October First Floor Seminar Room, 7 Woodland Road
English 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October LT3 Arts Complex
English 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 23rd October G16 Arts Complex
History 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October LR8 Arts Complex
History 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October B1 Arts Complex
History of Art 12 - 1pm from Wednesday 16th October G31 Arts Complex

School of Modern Foreign Languages

Study skillsTime and dateVenue
General study skills for all languages 1- 2pm from Monday 14th October G79 Arts Complex
General study skills for all languages 1 -2pm from Tuesday 15th October G59 Arts Complex
General study skills for all languages 1 - 2pm from Thursday 17th October G31 Arts Complex

Contact

To find out more please email: student-navigation-network@bristol.ac.uk.