A mentor is a trained volunteer undergraduate student with experience of LSE. They are here to help you transition into university life and assist you with navigating living off campus and forming a social network. All mentors have received training from the Student Services Centre.
Mentors will be available to answer your questions by email before you arrive at LSE, once you opt-in to receive pre-arrival support. They are also available to answer questions via email throughout the academic year. Mentors also facilitate mentee meetings to encourage you to meet with other students who are living off campus. Mentors hold a mentee meeting during the main Welcome period (18-22 September 2023). They also hold further meetings during Autumn Term and occasionally throughout your first academic year.
Off campus mentors are not counsellors or supervisors, so they may not be able to answer questions on academic or legal matters, for example. However, in cases where they cannot answer a question, they can still help by identifying the appropriate service for you to contact.