• LEAP students - develop your leadership, communication and mentoring skills

    Be a Peer Mentor on the We Speak programme

  • We Speak trains you as a Peer Mentor so you can develop your leadership, communication and mentoring skills while transforming the speaking confidence of less confident students.


    All sessions take place online via group video calls where you'll work 1:1 and in small groups.


    Peer Mentors work closely with Mentors from top employers including Investec, General Electric, Dojo, Wavemaker and Just Eat.


    The only criteria for Peer Mentors is that you are friendly and approachable, and want to help put less confident students at their ease as they go on their journey to build confidence.


    Answer questions at https://forms.gle/4eEfFNc1CYCgvfm7A (3 minute form - one winner picked at random will win a £20 voucher for completing the form)


  • Benefits for Peer Mentors


    Develop your communication and mentoring skills


    Work alongside Corporate Mentors from top employers


    Play an active role in helping others develop their confidence


    Receive a Peer Mentor Certificate of Achievement

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    We Speak Peer Mentors

    Our Peer Mentors are university students and graduates who have often taken part in the We Speak programme themselves to build confidence.


    You'll work alongside Mentors during the programme so you can help the participants find out what they're passionate about and give them supportive feedback.


    The only criteria to be a Peer Mentor is that you are friendly and approachable, and ready to share your time and experience with other students who are on the journey of building their confidence.
  • Feedback from Peer Mentors

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    "It was a great programme where I got to see other students' confidence in public speaking blossom. I've developed skills around how to feed off the audience's energy."

    Melissa, Peer Mentor, University College London

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    "I feel that the programme has given me so much and I wanted to be a Peer Mentor to help develop the next set of speakers into people confident in their own abilities."

    Chris, Peer Mentor, Queen's University Belfast

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    "I have continuously practised the skills I learnt at We Speak and I can see rapid growth. I want other people to be confident, find their voice and show up like a Boss."

    Taiwo, Peer Mentor, University of Hull

  • Feedback from Corporate Mentors


    "It was magical to see those who labelled themselves as 'shy' suddenly sparkle... The change in the students over such a short time was fantastic to see."

    Just Eat

    "I enjoyed seeing the students improve so much in just the space of a few weeks! Thank you for the opportunity to get involved in this brilliant programme."


    "It was simply and wonderfully structured with a super-friendly vibe. There were no aspects that I didn't enjoy and I always felt supported."

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    "Great, I really enjoyed it and want to do more! I learnt how to be positive with students even on days when I may not be feeling positive myself."

  • Feedback from students

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    “The mentors gave incredibly helpful advice and were warm and approachable. I’ve loved my time on this programme."

    Student, Queen Mary University
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    “The We Speak programme was the best programme I had ever joined in terms of it actually helping with building confidence."

    Student, University of

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    "I have really enjoyed the workshops and feel so much more assured about public speaking. I feel able to speak in class comfortably."

    Student, University of East London
  • The 4 We Speak steps



    Peer Mentors meet the students and Corporate Mentors for the first time and support interactive exercises to develop speaking confidence.



    Peer Mentors will support conversations with students and Corporate Mentors to explore ideas and help develop communication skills.



    The next step is all about interview practice, with all Mentors giving students personalised feedback on interview skills.



    The programme wraps up with some presentation practice, with supportive feedback from both sets of Mentors to help build confidence.

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  • Feedback from previous participants

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    Feedback from previous participants

    “The Mentors from Just Eat gave incredibly helpful advice and were very warm and approachable. I’ve loved my time on this programme." Student, Queen Mary University of London
    "The mentors helped me so much, and gave me great feedback to improve my points. Thank you so much! I loved the sessions and I felt like I improved so much." Student, University of East London

    100% of students who took part in the programme increased their speaking confidence, with an average increase of 44%.