Important information for mentees (by submitting your form you indicate you've read and understood it)
WUMSS is pleased to announce that we are now taking numbers for who would like to receive a second year student mentor for 2019. We at WUMSS think it's a great idea not only to study with people from your cohort, but also get some advice of those who have just been through what you're going through! Some people have found this invaluable in the past, whereas others have not, so we'd like to let you know a few things before you sign up:
Once allocated a mentor they will contact you and you can liaise a time that suits you both and discuss what you like to gain from the mentoring programme. This can include academic assistance, life advice, study techniques, clinical competency practice, or whatever you like really!
It will be up to you to instigate and organise when your catch ups/mentoring/tutoring will be.
Remember, the second years are just as busy, if not more busy than you--catching up more than once a fortnight is probably a little too much, unless your mentor is happy to. The second years also have exams in early June, so may be less available leading up until then.
It is important to remember that your mentor is there to provide advice and guidance through your studies, however is no substitute for the teaching and information that the GM provides. If you're receiving conflicting information from your mentor, best check with the teaching staff. Although we do our best, we don't know everything!
Not all mentoring partnerships work out….it's ok, it happens! If it's not working out with your mentor (e.g. different learning styles, personality clashes etc.), please let us know ASAP and we will do our best to pair you with someone else.