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Working as a study support mentor

If you have been studying for a couple of semesters, why not help a student with a disability by offering peer support as a student mentor?

Students working on a text together

Dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, visual impairment and hearing impairment are examples of disabilities which can make studying more difficult for many students. People with a disability can get learning support from the University, for example through peer support from a mentor.

Working as a mentor for a student offers you opportunities for your own learning and development, as you get a chance to revise and share your knowledge. It is also a good qualification to add to your CV and at the end of your assignment, you will get a certificate stating that you supported a fellow student alongside your own studies.

Job description

Your task as a mentor is mainly about supporting the student in planning and structuring his or her studies. You make suggestions based on your own experience and function as a sounding-board. Your role is about motivating and supporting the student, on the basis of the student’s own circumstances and level. The student him- or herself is responsible for doing the studying. You are there as support.

The working hours are approximately 1–2 hours per week. You will be paid by the hour. Few people take on this role for the money, however; most see it as an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience.

Person specification

  • At least one year of university studies
  • Good ability to plan and organise
  • Calm, secure and patient person
  • NB: to receive payment for your work as a mentor, you need a Swedish personal identity number

It is an additional qualification to

  • have some knowledge of disabilities which can pose challenges in a study situation, such as reading and writing difficulties or neuropsychiatric and mental disabilities.
  • have experience of motivating and coaching others.

In the selection of mentors, the emphasis is on personal suitability for the role.

Expression of interest

Does this sound interesting? Fill in an expression of interest in working as a mentor!

Fill in the expression of interest form

Material for students working as mentors

Information for students already working as mentors

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Contact information

Disability Support Services/ Student Support and Advising Services

Lund University
Box 117
221 00 Lund

Contact the coordinator for the faculty where you are studying:

Carina Argelius
carina.argelius [at] stu.lu.se
+46 (0)42 35 6704

  • Campus Helsingborg

Christel Berg
christel.berg [at] stu.lu.se
+46 (0)46 222 3490

  • Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Faculties of Humanities and Theology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Kristian Frennessen
kristian.frennessen [at] stu.lu.se
+46 (0)46 222 8681

  • School of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Law
  • and Bachelor’s degree programme in Political Science.

Christina Rowa
christina.rowa [at] stu.lu.se
+46 (0)46 222 7050

  • Faculty of Engineering (LTH)
  • Faculty of Science
  • and School of Social Work.