Doctoral Peer Mentor Training

Doctoral students can become a mentor after the first six months of their PhD. It is recommended that new mentors should not be in the last 6 months of their course when they sign up, as they probably will complete their studies before they are allocated mentees.

The SU and the Doctoral College work closely with students in the following departments to run mentoring schemes.

  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • School of Management
  • Social and Policy Sciences

If your department is not on the list, we recommend speaking with your supervisor or director of studies if you are interested in volunteering as a mentor.  If your department doesn't have a mentoring scheme and you think that one would be valuable, there are several things that you can do to set up a new mentoring scheme.

Sign up to training today

All you need to do to be come a Doctoral Peer Mentor is sign up to one of the sessions below. 

All of the sessions will take place online. 

If you are unable to attend any of the current training sessions available, please email to be added to a list for future training dates.