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.