Peer to peer

If you find your Professor or supervisor intimidating and don’t want to lose face asking seemingly naive questions about a course or your research, who can you turn to? A peer mentor might be the answer. Peer-mentoring schemes have been around since ancient times, they even get a mention in Greek texts, but today they are becoming increasingly popular in academic environments as educators begin to recognise the benefits for their students of learning with a little help from their friends.

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