What is the CEU Student Mentoring Programme?
The programme offers new students (both Spanish and international) the opportunity to be in contact and exchange experiences with a CEU student on their arrival. It provides a friendly face, a helping hand, and the first Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals.
The goals of this programme are:
- To help new students settle in.
- To build ties between students of the same degree.
- To enhance student integration.
- To ensure that new students do not feel alone as they take their first steps at the CEU.
- To promote new student participation in campus activities.
- To create a zero tolerance atmosphere against bullying
A CEU Student Mentor may have a single or several new students, it depends on the CEU Student buddy applications we receive and the number of new students per year. This is a voluntary service for new students. They can decide whether would like to join the programme or not.
Here are a few examples of what a Student Mentor would do:
- Accompany new students on a tour of the university, explain where things are and how they work: where to eat, where to find the different student and university services, or how computer classrooms or the library works.
- Explain how to get around Valencia, how the Metro and buses work, about monthly travel cards, taxi information, etc.
- Help them get their bearings for everyday life: the supermarket, banks, the Post Office
- More generally, make it easier for new students to adapt to their new campus life at the University.
The Campus Life office will also provide an E-Mentor Service, via email from firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp at this telephone number 607882264 by mentors between September and December. The rest of the year, students can address their questions to email@example.com.
Why become a Mentor?
- Attend different events
- Gain insight on different cultural values and world views
- Meet new people
- Practice a language
- Help students from your own background
- Meet students from a different background
- Develop communication skills
- Make a difference in someone’s life
- Develop attitudes such as engagement, responsibility, solidarity and respect
- Gain work experience
- Supplement your co-curricular record thanks to the soft skills developed: social skills, organization skills, leadership, public speaking, team work or problem solving.
- Participation will be recognised in the CEU Certificate of competences at the end of your studies.
- Attend a training session at the beginning of the academic year
- Contact the assigned students via email once a month to provide information about campus life at the University and offer their help
- Meet the assigned students and give them individual help in case of need
- Organize and participate with the rest of mentors in activities
- Be a current CEU UCH undergraduate student.
- Have passed at least 1st academic year.
- Sincere interest in helping students.
- Respect religious, political, sexual orientation issues and cultural differences.
- It is required to have completed the Mentor training.
- One of the following options:
- Provide a letter or email of recommendation from any CEU University professor (attached to the application form, length: about 300 words) or
- Pass a personal interview with Campus Life staff (arrange an appointment for an interview in person or Skype: firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to apply?