Peer support has developed a strong sense of belonging at Ulster University and has provided the underpinning evidence to develop a roadmap of best practice to consider when embedding peer support activities. The following principles apply: peer relations must involve meaningful interactions that will help fellow students share learning and may involve formalised student-led student groups from Year 1; peer relation activities should develop knowledge, confidence and identity; a sense of community is created when social integration is facilitated within and outside of the academic sphere and can be promoted through induction and student organised social events; peer relations fosters a collegiate environment and campus community and develops students academically and socially; and peer activities should be discipline owned and relevant to interests and future goals within the academic sphere.
|Title of host publication||What works? Student retention and success change programme: Final conference 2017|
|Publisher||Higher Education Academy|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 12 May 2017|
- peer support
- peer relations
McKillop, A., Curran, R., Honan, A., & Dooher, G. (2017). Peer Relations: an Integrated Roadmap to Student Success. In What works? Student retention and success change programme: Final conference 2017 (pp. 1-15). Higher Education Academy. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/what-works-student-retention-and-success-change-programme-final-conference-and