I am very happy that I decided to become a mentor this semester. I think it is more important than ever, with online teaching and social distancing measures, for students to have someone they can turn to for guidance and support.
For me, being there for my mentees has given me a feeling of being able to help others at a time where most things seem out of my control. Communicating with my mentees about their struggles and achievements has been a great experience for me and has offered me both the opportunity to help others and a feeling of contributing in a positive way.
I would highly recommend becoming a mentor, you will give others students important support and at the same time gain personal experience and further develop your skills.
Martine, Buddy Scheme Mentor & Volunteer