What is the EDP mentor programme?

The EDP mentor programme was established in 2015 after senior EDP students volunteered to mentor first-year EDP students with their adjustment to university. Since then, senior EDP students can apply annually to serve as mentors to first-year EDP students. After their compulsory training sessions, new mentors conduct weekly sessions with their first-year mentees, focusing on activities aimed at facilitating mentees' successful integration into the academic community.

The objective of the EDP mentor programme is to offer first-year EDP students moral and academic support to build their confidence and help them succeed in their new academic environment. It provides first-year EDP  students with the opportunity to share their lived experiences and challenges with a senior EDP student who has faced similar challenges, but has adjusted successfully and can serve as a role model of what can be achieved on the EDP.

Read the Article about the CTL Auxin session ​which was presented​ by Ms Shona Lombard on the 23rd of April 2019, here​. You can also view pictures of the EDP mentors from 2015 to 2020 here​.

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