I have been seeing my Specialist Mentor for the past four years at university, throughout my undergraduate degree, and now whilst I am embarking on an MSc, she has been a vital person and support system throughout my journey.
It is fair to say that when I started university I was riddled with anxiety and self-doubt, but through the consistent help and advice my mentor has provided me in my weekly appointments, I feel like a very different person today.
Whether that be through her allowing me to vent, helping me organise my life, breaking down my assignments into manageable chunks, or generally making me realise that it isn’t all that bad and I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Without my mentor I do not think I would have managed to conquer my crippling anxiety, make friends, complete my undergraduate degree and now pursue my dream of working in the field of climate change.
When I joined university, I didn’t know this service was available to me, and was apprehensive at first, but I can now say that the support has helped me in ways which I did not think possible. I am eternally grateful that I was assigned such a compassionate and inspiring mentor to help guide me through university life, and would encourage anyone who has this service available to them, to accept it.
Elizabeth M ,
MA student, Climate Change