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Bridging the Generation Gap to Produce Peer Mentoring Programmes for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children in Leeds

On 4 September, seven students were awarded Certificates of Attendance for their contribution to the development of a new Peer Mentoring Programme designed to help Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) settle in to life in Leeds.

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Potential benefits of peer mentoring for supporting international students in Higher Education

Leask (2009) suggests the globalization of higher education requires more efficient engagement and interaction with students in all universities. However, international students often experience a range of adjustment difficulties including isolation (Riche and Jacklin 2007; Sawir et al. 2007), language proficiency and limited support networks.

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Bored at university? Surely not!

Students really do get bored at university. The immediate and longer term effects of academic boredom can be problematic, adversely affecting student engagement and performance in sometimes different and unanticipated ways.

Leeds Beckett University Professor John Sharp