FLAME (First-Year Learning and Mentoring) is Taylor’s signature mentoring programme developed by Taylor’s Centre for Future Learning, to assist newly enrolled First-Year students to settle into College & University life and study, gearing them towards achieving their personal learning goals.
The programme will be centred around a holistic approach focusing on safe space creation for mentors and mentees to have meaningful conversations while navigating through transitional challenges in their academics and beyond.
This echoes Taylor’s believe in a supportive, intentional relationship based on mutual trust, respect, and accountability to assist newly enrolled students to effectively transition into university and college life.
Many studies and literatures have shown that students transitioned effectively into university and college when there is a structured mentoring programme.
Some key notable benefits that you can expect from this mentoring programme include an increased sense of belonginess in campus thus improving academic motivation, progression, and learning experience which helps in managing stress and anxiety commonly associated with transition.
You will be auto-enrolled to the programme once you join Taylor's College as a First-Year Student.
Each of our First-Year students will be assigned to a dedicated mentor who will support and guide you as you embark on your transition into your college life at Taylor's Lakeside.
You can discuss any challenges you've encountered during your first two weeks at college, mention your academic progress and any difficulties you've faced. Share your learning goals and what do you plan to achieving them with your mentor. If you require assistance in other areas, don't hesitate to inform your mentor.
A dedicated academic staff member from your enrolled faculty will serve as your mentor. You will receive additional information about your mentor and other important details regarding FLAME in future communications and during the live orientation session. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please feel free to reach out.
You'll have the chance to meet your mentor virtually during the "Introduction to FLAME" session in Orientation Week. This will be an excellent opportunity to start building a connection and get a head start on your mentorship journey.
You'll belong to a FLAME group of 35 students led by one mentor. This small group setup help fosters strong connections with your peers and offers you valuable guidance from your mentor.
Apart from the introductory session during virtual Orientation Week, you'll have three more friendly get-togethers with your mentor between Semester 1 and Semester 2.
FLAME wraps up at the end of Semester 2, but your mentor's support doesn't end there. If you ever need extra guidance or just want a one-on-one chat, don't hesitate to reach out to your mentors. They're here to lend a helping hand and make your journey smoother!
Have more question relating to FLAME? You can get in touch with our counsellors via Live Chat or the Enquire Now button!