Peer Mentoring

Welcome to the Peer Mentoring page

We offer a trained peer mentor to all first year students in the School of Music, Humanities and Media.

All students are automatically allocated a mentor, to help you settle into the university.

Please check the information below that may be useful to you:


Our Mentors are fellow students who have completed at least a year of their course. They have been trained on peer mentoring, and are eager to support first year students.

Most will have done the same course as you, so understand everything that you are experiencing. They are there if you need to talk, to help with any problems you might be having, or even just to answer questions about your course or university life in general.

Most students say it is nice to have someone to talk to, so peer mentors can spend up to an hour a fortnight in contact with you, but how much time will depend on you and varies for every mentee. Mentors are aware of this, and will be there to listen and support whenever you need.


Peer Mentor Contact

Kate Papworth


Useful contacts

Student Support Officer

Catherine Briggs -

The student support officer is available if ever you have a problem; this can be university, study or home related, or even if you just need to talk.

Catherine has a drop in every Wednesday afternoon.

Graduate teaching assistant

Kate Papworth –

The Graduate Teaching assistant is available to talk about any aspect of academic work or study that you are having problems with. This could be related to your course, tutor, workload, academic content or anything else bothering you.

Kate has a drop in every Wednesday afternoon, and is also available during offices hours (Wednesday 9-11) if you want to make an appointment.

Big White Wall

All students have access to the support site Big White Wall; if ever you need any support you can log in here

Students Union

The students union can offer impartial advice and support for any issue you may have, and can also help with financial problems, course problems or if ever you want to chat to someone outside the school.

Disability and Wellbeing

01484 471001

Wellbeing & Disability Services offer disability, wellbeing and mental health support to all University of Huddersfield students.


Apply to become a mentor

We are always looking for enthusiastic mentors to join our scheme, please get in touch or apply online:

Peer Mentoring appears on your transcript, and is a great way to enhance your CV, interpersonal skills and help others so please get in touch.