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This guide is aimed at providing users with an introduction to the use of peer mentoring and the peer learning that it promotes, to support the student academic and personal development journey. Peer mentoring can be used in different ways, from academic peer support, personal development and social and community development. The information contained in this guide provides some background literature on peer mentoring, examples of peer learning and mentoring models in use at Hull and elsewhere, and an opportunity to develop a network of practitioners.

The opportunity for this guide came from an idea generated by Paul Chin, Richard Grout and Jonathan Squirrell. The authors are grateful for support from the University of Hull for funding the project to employ a graduate intern, Georgia Nelson. Georgia was part of the project team and helped co-develop the content and led on the creation of this guide.