7th Oct 2019

CCT Student Mentoring Academy

Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful. It is about understanding another situation empathically through shared experiences. (Mead, Hilton & Curtis, 2001)

We are delighted to launch the CCT Student Mentoring Academy and introduce some of our new Student Mentors in the ICT Faculty for the academic year 2019/2020.

Photographed with lecturers Amilcar Aponte and Greg South (back row standing) from left to right are Julio Cesar Alcantara de Sousa , Olga Kiseleva, Raul Macedo Fuzita, Vilmarys Salgado, Anant Tandon and Kleyton Silva Soares.

This initiative, which has proved extremely successful in the past, allows the more experienced students to give something back and also helps develop communication and leadership skills, essential for the workplace. The Mentoring Academy, run in conjunction with faculty, will help students to resolve problems they may be having, particularly with technical subjects, at an early stage, and also helps them practice key aspects of the syllabus between formal classes.

‘We are extremely proud to have this talented group of student mentors’ commented Greg South at the launch. ‘Each of our mentors have a passion for learning and are willing to share their knowledge and experiences to help their peers. As a faculty team, we’re looking forward to seeing our mentors enhance the learning experience of students across many programmes within CCT.’

If you are interested in getting involved in becoming a Student Mentor, contact Greg by emailing gsouth@cct.ie