Peer Relations: an Integrated Roadmap to Student Success

Aine McKillop, Roisin Curran, Avril Honan, Grainne Dooher

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat works? Student retention and success change programme: Final conference 2017
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2017

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  • peer support
  • peer relations
  • retention

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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)
McKillop, Aine ; Curran, Roisin ; Honan, Avril ; Dooher, Grainne. / Peer Relations: an Integrated Roadmap to Student Success. What works? Student retention and success change programme: Final conference 2017. 2017. pp. 1-15
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