Research Study:

An Investigation into the Benefits of Peer Mentoring:

An academic research study was completed alongside Dr Colin Rigby at Keele University into the benefits of peer mentoring for students and their universities, and’s unique ability to maximise these benefits.

Findings included the conclusion that peer mentoring is proven to support students with issues including wellbeing, attainment, self-confidence, social skills, social integration and retention. Specifically, peer mentoring is proven to increase students’ satisfaction, their engagement with their studies and their chances of completing their university course.

As a platform that makes peer mentoring easier to access and facilitate, was proven as ideally places to maximise these positive benefits.

For universities, the conclusion was drawn that has the potential to increase student retention by between 47% and 50%, creating a return on investment for universities by halving the rate of student dropouts.