The Accessibility Mentorship Program (AMP)
About the Program
The Accessibility Mentorship Program (AMP) is a university-run group coordinated by staff and upper year students that provides an inclusive and welcoming community for participating students. The program operates out of a collaborative partnership between The Student Success Centre and Services for Student with Disabilities (SSD). These teams aim to match successful, engaged, motivated and extensively trained upper-year mentors with first year students who identify as having accessibility needs and are registered with SSD. AMP Mentors provide academic and social support to offer a successful transition to university life, while being mindful of and sensitive to the unique needs of their mentees.
Sign up for an AMP Mentor!
You can now sign up for a Mentor for the 2018/2019 school year. First year students who are interested in having a mentor must be referred by a staff in SSD or The Student Success Centre and complete the AMP application form.
Having a mentor will allow students the opportunity to:
- Make connections and lasting relationships with their mentor and other mentees at social events and organized study sessions throughout the school year
- Meet once/week with their mentor who will share with them valuable resources to ensure a smooth transition into university
- Learn about the multitude of services and support offered at Western that will help them to succeed academically
- Confidently and independently navigate their way – physically, emotionally, and academically – through their first year at Western
- Receive advocacy and liaison support where appropriate
We will begin matching mentees with mentors in mid-August.
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AMP Mentors are committed to:
- Creating an enriched academic experience
- Maintaining regular contact with their mentees
- Supporting students in accessing leisure facilities on campus, such as the Recreation Centre and food outlets, as appropriate
- Being a point-of-reference for Western resources and support services
- Providing a support network for academic, social and personal development
- Being an ally and advocate for AMP mentees when necessary
- Assisting students in identifying and accessing university facilities and accompanying them to use these services where appropriate
- Encouraging and supporting students in making the most of the range of services and opportunities available on main campus, and in increasing their confidence and independence.
Connect with The Student Success Centre here: http://success.uwo.ca
Connect with Services for Students with Disabilities here: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/ssd/index.html
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