German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Bund-Länder-Programm "Qualität in der Lehre" (Quality Pact for Teaching)
In the mentoring program at Freie Universität Berlin, experienced students (mentors) support a group of beginning students (mentees) through their first two semesters, helping them to plan their studies, network with one another, and develop study and work strategies. Mentors receive intensive preparation for this role through the mentoring training activities offered by the Career Service.
Topics include basic skills in teaching at the university level, methodological know-how, and communication and advising strategies. Mentors learn how to do the following: