Offering Possibilities and Horizons: The USP Mentorship Programme
Through the USP Mentorship Programme (UMP), every first-year USP student is assigned a senior USP student-mentor of the same home faculty, i.e. a USP freshman in the Faculty of Science will be assigned a UMP mentor who is also from the Faculty of Science. If the academic programme in NUS and USP is a complex jungle, this mentor is the freshman’s native guide into that jungle. Through a systematic series of mentoring sessions, mentors provide freshmen with accurate advice on the USP curriculum, and also faculty-specific issues. As another channel by which freshmen meet new members of the USP community, the UMP also seeks to better integrate USP first-years into the USP community.