▼ FUTURE STUDENTS

▼ CURRENT STUDENTS

▼ ACADEMICS & RESEARCH

▼ DEPARTMENTS

▼ CAMPUS SERVICES

▼ eResources

Grenfell Campus
Menu Button
Close


  • Grenfell launches new program to support first-year students

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    News Releases
    Lori Lee Pike
    As part of the My Grenfell Experience, fall orientation program, Grenfell Campus launched a new program designed to ease the transition for new students to remote learning university studies in September.

    Current students beyond first year have been recruited and trained as mentors to participate in our Peer Mentor program. Mentors will be connected with new students through the Brightspace course delivery platform. 

    “We know that coming to university for the first time is stressful for many people,” said Diane Johnson, Grenfell’s orientation committee. “This stress will certainly be exasperated for those starting university during a pandemic, when learning will take place primarily on-line. We hope that new students will find comfort in having another student to talk to and learn from.”

    The peer mentor arrangement will vary amongst students but will likely include virtual coffee breaks, small information sessions and chat groups.

    “As a student, I know that often the most comfort comes from conversations with other students,” said Abby Russell, orientation student coordinator. “The mentors that have volunteered are warm and helpful, and I’m confident this program will be of great importance and benefit to new students.”

    To learn more, or to connect to a peer mentor, please contact studentservices@grenfell.mun.ca.




    Marketing, Communications and Advancement

    Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
    A2H 5G4, Canada

    Office: AS234
    Phone: (709) 637-7329
    Email: marcomm@grenfell.mun.ca



    Grenfell Logo

    © Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL Canada Toll Free 1-888-637-6269

    Privacy Policy    Login    Library    Sitemap    Site Feedback

    Grenfell Logo

    © Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL Canada. Toll Free 1-888-637-6269


    Privacy Policy

    Login

    Library

    Sitemap

    Site Feedback