Vygo: The new support platform making seeking and giving help more accessible

Vygo: The new support platform making seeking and giving help more accessible

Coventry University has partnered with software platform Vygo to introduce peer support and mentoring to all students from day one.

We understand the importance of having access to peer support and how connection to others can really help the transition into university life. We are proud to offer many opportunities for you to connect with peers throughout the entire university experience through a single online space.

Vygo is a user-friendly portal, home to a range of peer-to-peer programmes, including Buddy Schemes and academic peer mentoring. Final year students can also benefit from the professional industry mentoring programme brought to you by the Talent Team.

Mentors and Buddies come in the form of fellow students, university staff, alumni and industry professionals. By connecting to the Vygo app, you can register yourself as a mentor, a mentee, or both as your own knowledge and experience grows.

Mentors help you to develop confidence as you hone your skills through personalised learning. They can help you work towards your goals, close skill gaps and develop your study skills. Peer-to-peer buddy programmes are a great place to reach out for informal support to help you become more familiar with university life.

As a mentee, you will be able to browse through the catalogue of programmes offered to you.

Peer support can be accessed in many ways and is designed for your convenience. The in-app chat feature allows for easy and instant written communication, and you can also arrange video calls at a time and place that suits you.

Download the Vygo app now to find a mentor who can best meet your needs. The app is versatile and can be used via desktop, tablet and mobile. To download the app via your phone go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Access to the range of peer support and mentoring programmes can be granted as soon as you have your university log in details.

Learn more about Vygo.

These sessions have been really useful. They have helped put me on the right path and to have a positive mind set. I want to say thank you so much to my mentor for supporting me.

Ifunanya Ekunie, Global Healthcare Management student MSc

Vygo has been a great way to stay connected and meet people who I wouldn’t have normally met. The tutors and other support staff who I’ve met so far have been so helpful, I’ve really appreciated their support.

Simran Basra, Adult Nursing student BSc (Hons)
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