This is a good post about how to build peer mentoring into university courses. With growing numbers of students studying, the value of having experienced students support first-year students is also increasing.
Shazia Ahmed and Sarah Honeychurch from the University of Glasgow have also done quite a bit of work on peer assisted learning (PAL), and I’ve often referred to their research/scholarship when making the case for PAL. One of their latest papers can be found here.
Source: #15toptips for Student-Centred Teaching 7: Build peer mentoring into your students’ higher education experience