FAQ – Mentors

Mentors

How am I able to enlarge my chances of success for our group to be chosen as a mentor group? 

Each year, it’s a very popular event to become a mentor; unfortunately, this means we have to turn down a lot of mentor groups. The most successful tip we can give you as IC is to write the most amazing letter you can think of. Show us exactly who you are and why you will make amazing and responsible mentors. Think out of the box, make your letter stand out, surprise us. These letters are your business cards, so we’ll be making our judgments based on the letters entirely.

How can we best prepare as a mentorgroup? 

With the Introduction week getting closing in on us, more and more preparation is to be expected. Before the summer holiday starts there will be a final mentor meeting about all of the information regarding the Introduction week (the programme) and what we expect of you as mentors. It can come in handy to create a Facebook or WhatsApp group where you can add members of your mentor group. This way, you can talk with your group members in advance and discuss whether everyone is fully prepared for the Introduction week (sleeping places, bicycles, etc.).

I want to become a mentor! How can I register myself? 

Be sure to check the header Mentors!

Do I have to register myself for the Mentors weekend?

Yes. –To be announced–

When will I find out if my mentor group has become a definitive mentor group? 

As the Introduction Committee, we hold a meeting shortly after receiving all the mentor group letters where we select the mentor groups. The results of this meeting will be announced very soon after. You’ll be able to find out whether you have become a definitive mentor group within 2 weeks after the deadline of the letters.

When can we apply to become a mentor group? 

–Dates to be announced–

When will we find out who are assigned to our mentor group?

The registrations for the Introduction week will start to flood in at certain dates at the administrations office of the university, which hands them to us. We process this information and after this has been completed, we will hand the list with your mentor group members to you. This might be until only a week before the actual Introduction week.

What is the Mentors weekend? 

If your group has passed the selection, you’ve also automatically been chosen to take part in the legendary Mentors weekend. This is a weekend-long trip, organised by the IC for all of the mentors. The weekend is filled with games and parties and it’s a great way to get acquainted with fellow mentors and go crazy. The perfect preparation for the Introduction week!

What are we supposed to when something doesn’t go according to plan in our mentor group?

The possibility could arise that one of your group members has a special story or needs some extra help, or that the relations between you as mentors isn’t going as well as planned. Firstly, try to solve this within your group by talking about it. If this doesn’t work, come to us (the Introduction Committee). We’re ready to help with all questions, comments, uncertainties or other difficult troubles. We as IC are here for the Introduction week and thus, also for the Introduction week participants. Don’t be too shy to talk to us! If you have some more personal problems, we have a specially assigned trust person: Prisca Fockens. Be sure to check the header Introduction Committee –> Who are we? to see who exactly we are and to be able to recognise Prisca.