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The Peer Mentor Role

To participate in the programme you must be a graduate of the Circular Economy Masterclass.

As a peer mentor your role will be to support your mentees over the 6 weeks of the course to ensure they have a good learning experience. You will do this by:

  • Helping each individual set their goals at the start of the course
  • Monitoring progress
  • Offering timely guidance and feedback
  • Supporting Team collaboration
  • Linking subject matter to a participant’s professional role
  • Being visible


  • Active listening
  • Effective and timely communication
  • Empathy
  • Able to appreciate the needs and circumstances of your individual mentees
  • Being able to gauge when support is needed and when it is not.


Time Commitment

This will vary depending on your availability and the number of mentees you feel comfortable in supporting.

Your peer mentoring role would begin in week 0, e.g. helping individuals set their goals for the course, if they haven’t already done so. You will then continue to support your mentees for the duration of the Masterclass.



As a former participant on the course, being a peer mentor will enable you to:

  • share your knowledge and experience with new participants or colleagues
  • continue your involvement and collaboration with companies/ organisations involved in transitioning towards circular business models
  • keep abreast of circular economy developments
  • use the experience gained to support your circular economy activities in your own company/organisation


As a peer mentor you will work alongside and be fully supported by the Teaching Team. They will be there to answer any questions you may have, or to deal with queries about the course that you may not feel qualified to answer. 

There will be a training session before the start of your peer mentoring role to ensure that you are well-prepared and to answer any questions that you may have. 


If you are interested in joining the Masterclass Mentor scheme or would like to discuss further, please complete our application form. Applications are only open to Circular Economy Masterclass graduates.

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