Blog

peer-mentorship-historically-underrepresented-students

Using peer mentorship to assist historically underrepresented students

Peer mentorship can be a key tool to helping students excel in post secondary education — including students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Three students sit together in front of an open laptop. The connected through their peer-to-peer mentorship program.

Support your in-person campus community with a peer-to-peer mentorship program

Develop connections between students through a peer-to-peer mentorship program. The result is a campus community where students feel they belong.

A group of students with a strong sense of belonging at their school meet up.

Four tips to increase sense of belonging in remote learning

In remote learning, because the other aspects of social life like residence life or sports teams are more diffuse, classes become one of the primary ways students can connect with their community and create that sense of belonging.

A student in a green shirt experiences the benefits of a higher sense of belonging by asking her peers for help.

Why do students with a higher sense of belonging do better in school?

Students with a higher sense of belonging were more likely to facilitate their own learning by asking for hints or explanations from peers and faculty.

Three students who feel a sense of belonging at school sit at a table together. They have their laptops open and are laughing.

Students with only one parent who had attended university may feel a lower sense of belonging: study

Understanding what can influence belonging is important, as the survey also revealed that students with a lower sense of belonging were more likely to report they considered dropping out of their program.

A team is working on their laptops at a white pine desk. Surveys have shown that the constant switching between apps costs us valuable time and risks knocking us off track. Instead, institutions looking for ways to increase productivity should consider centralizing apps and programs onto one platform.

Save time & increase productivity by centralizing apps in one place

Surveys have shown that the constant switching between apps costs us valuable time and risks knocking us off track. Instead, institutions looking for ways to increase productivity should consider centralizing apps and programs onto one platform.

A woman stands in front of a purple background, she appears to be calmly meditating. Text beside her reads “Annual Mental Health Screenwriting Contest. Every student has a story in partnership with Layla. Win $1500 CAD + chance to be produced.”

Tell us your story for a chance to win!

We are proud to collaborate with Layla Care and Open Screenplay for their annual mental health screenwriting contest! We want to hear about your journey navigating mental health as a student.

Someone shoots spaghetti against a backdrop of a blue sky.

Nimbus Learning named award finalist

Nimbus Learning has been announced a finalist in the 2022 EdTech Digest Awards.

A student marketing intern gives a presentation to a group of faculty on how to best promote the institutions tutoring program

Keeping it in the family: Hire a student marketing intern to promote your program

Student marketing interns are a great way to learn from your target demographic about pain points they’re experiencing, while also taking a weight off of your shoulders.