Student Life Mentoring


Student Life Mentoring provides a proactive supportive service to new students at the University of Surrey who are living in University accommodation.



Student Life Mentors are students themselves who aim to make sure that other students have an excellent time living in the courts of residences. They achieve this by empowering students and signposting them to relevant University services.

Word cloud from Student Life Mentoring Student Satisfaction Survey November 2013

Student Life Mentors are allocated to new students at the University of Surrey (who are living in University accommodation) only. This includes first year undergraduates as well as first year postgraduates. If, however, you are a continuing student and you feel as though you may benefit from having a mentor you can opt into the service by emailing the central team

Mentors work on a rotational system five days a week (Monday to Friday) throughout undergraduate term time, working from 18:00-21:00. Mentors visit each flat and can also be contacted via telephone (between 18:00-21:00 Monday to Friday). At Hazel Farm, mentors work Monday to Thursday.

We are pleased to announce that the most recent i-graduate survey reported 94.9% of Surrey's students are satisfied with the Student Life Mentoring service. A fantastic result!

Want to learn more?

Then take a look at our promotional video where you can hear from the mentors themselves about why they love mentoring at Surrey, what they have gained from it and why it is important.

Mentor Paul McKay with a group of his post graduate mentees from 2012-13. He helped them a lot throughout the year and is still in contact with them now.