Personal Development Buddy Role

How long is my commitment?
  • Last for 6- 8 months
  • Start of Full stack course to the end of Final Projects
Who will I be supporting?
  • Trainees on the Full stack Course
What do I need to do with my Buddies?
  • Keep track of changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances in an individual session
  • Keep track of their personal development through checking weekly coursework assignments
  • Keep track of their learning progress through discussion in a group session
How frequently do I need to meet with my Buddies?
  • Meet each buddy for 30 mins once during every module (3 weeks)
    • These Trainees will stay with you for the duration of the course
How frequently do I need to facilitate group sessions?
  • Facilitate a group session with trainees to discuss their learning goals and learning progress at least once during every module (3 weeks)
    • You will start with your group of Buddies and work with them for 2 months
    • Then you will get a new group to work with in group sessions
    • They will rotate every 2 months so you can get to know a number of Trainees
    • You can decide with your PD team how the rotation will work
What else do I need to do?
  • Monitor their personal development through checking weekly coursework assignments on Google Classroom (check at least 3 days after assignment has been handed in)
    • Assignments will be due on Friday night 9pm.
    • Please check for completion and give some feedback by the following Tuesday.
  • Update the student tracker with any changes to personal circumstances you learn in your the individual Buddy sessions
  • Meet with the other PD buddies to discuss and plan progress
  • Deliver at least one Saturday class
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