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Providing specialist support to peers: evaluating a student mentoring scheme for semi-independent overseas fieldwork

Simm, D and Schaaf, R (2011) 'Providing specialist support to peers: evaluating a student mentoring scheme for semi-independent overseas fieldwork.' Planet, 24. pp. 30-36. ISSN 1473-1835

Abstract

This article explores how a pilot student peer-mentoring scheme can be used to support semi-independent overseas eldwork. Students returningfrom an extended period of living and working in adeveloping country are seen to contribute by actingas a role model of what can be attained and providingvaluable insights into the overseas experience. Thestudents return with more knowledge of a particularplace, culture or research project than their tutors.Other benets include providing identity to the degreeprogramme, enabling social interaction betweenacademic cohorts, and as a recruitment tool. Thisarticle explores the experiences of student mentorsand mentees, identies the benets and issues, andmakes recommendations on how these can beaddressed in a more formal mentoring scheme

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

This was also given as a poster presentation at the GEES conference, University of Plymouth, 7-9th July 2010

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 11:48
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:11
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1017
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