Call for Philosophy Peer Mentors – AY16-17 Sem 2

Dear fellow philosophy majors,

Hope you’ve settled well into the semester!  We wish to invite you to join us as peer mentors in this semester’s Philosophy Peer Mentoring Programme.

As many of us know from experience, philosophy demands exacting standards from its students.  Those who are new to philosophy are often thrown off course by these demands, causing them to complete their philosophy module with an unsatisfying experience.  The Peer Mentoring Programme aims to offer peer assistance to new students by letting them know what these demands are and how to meet them.
More importantly, our major is small and has the potential to be much more close-knit.  Stereotypically, our major houses isolated individuals who take too long to get to know each other.  What better way to ameliorate this situation than to come together and help each other!  New friendships to be formed, and people to feel less alone in intellectual pursuit – let this programme be a stepping-stone towards that end.

Our professors have been extremely supportive, and FASS has recently commended our project via the FASS Student Leadership Award.  We’d like you to join us to grow our project into a sustainable and far-reaching one.

This semester, we envision our sessions in the following manner:
Stage A, where basic philosophical toolkit is introduced to first-timers.  We will run two sessions of Stage A.
Session 1 – 31 Jan 2017 (Wk 4 Tuesday) 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Session 2 – 03 Feb 2017 (Wk 4 Friday) 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Stage B, where the demands of philosophy essay-writing are introduced to first-timers.


We will run three sessions of Stage B.
Session 1 – 15 Feb 2017 (Wk 6 Wednesday) 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Session 2 – 21 Feb 2017 (Recess Tuesday) 11.00am – 1.00pm
Session 3 – 23 Feb 2017 (Recess Thursday) 11.00am – 1.00pm

You may choose to offer your assistance at any number of the above sessions.  Your comfort and availability will be respected.  In addition to the sessions, we will run a short 15-30 minute briefing some time this week.

Please let us know by responding to the following survey: link here.  Should you have any question about this programme, please do not hesitate to approach us at

We hope to hear from you soon!

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