Looking Ahead to 2020/21 - Training is now live!

The Peer Support Team have been working hard to ensure that all of the great aspects of our PASS and Peer Mentoring programmes continue in the new academic year. Peer Support will still take place! A key factor in this happening was to establish how our training will take place. Take a look at the tables below for a breakdown of how Peer Support Volunteers-in-training will complete their package of sessions prior to the start of the new semester.

Staff - there are more details below this table

Students - Contact your Coordination team or email peersupport@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions about your training, your role, or if you would like to become a Peer Mentor or PASS Leader. 

Peer Mentor Training

Session

When does it go live?

How is it being delivered and by whom?

Communications

Session 1: Intro To Peer Mentoring

From July 20th

Asynchronous via Blackboard

Live now and all students who have been recruited have been communicated with

 

Session 2: Mentoring in Practice

From 4th August

 

Synchronous x2 hrs via Blackboard Collaborate/Zoom with some pre session material to read

Sign-ups are live now and all students who have been recruited have been communicated with

Session 3: Meet Your Scheme

1st September

 

Synchronous – Scheme led with support from central team

Student to be told discipline specific information by their scheme once student have completed Sessions 1 & 2

 

PASS Leader Training

Session

When does it go live?

How is it being delivered and by whom?

Communications

Session 1:

From 10th August

Asynchronous via Blackboard

Not live yet, PASS Leader recruits will be communicated with

 

Session 2:

From 10th August

 

Synchronous x2 hrs via Blackboard Collaborate/Zoom with some pre session material to read

Not live yet, PASS Leader recruits will be communicated with

 

Session 3: PASS in your Discipline

1st September

 

Synchronous – Scheme led with support from central team

Student to be told discipline specific information by their scheme once student have completed Sessions 1 & 2

Our two programmes are at different points but all students will complete training prior to the start of the academic year!

We are currrently looking for staff to support our synchronous sessions as co-trainers, if interested please contact peersupport@manchester.ac.uk.
No prior training delivery experience is needed and this would be a great chance to both upskill and motivate our new cohort whilst seeing our training first hand!

You can also contact is if you would like to see the static material or to shadow a live session for a chance to get to know Peer Support training from a more first hand perspective.  

As always we are available for any queries at any time!
You can also find the contact information for our four Graduate Officers below. 

 

 Talk to your Graduate Officer!

If you are looking to talk to an Officer you can find their details below. All our Officers are all recent graduates and former Peer Support student volunteers; they are the main points of contact for schemes.  Click on their names below to find out more about them and which schemes they support directly if you are unsure who your Officer is. 

William Gopal 

Samuel McElhattan 

Beth Rotheram