BL Families

Learn more about BL Families, our Welcome Week peer mentoring scheme for students at Barts and The London.

Here is where you can sign-up for BL Families, our Welcome Week peer-mentoring scheme for students at Barts and The London! Current students – 'parents' – are matched with first year students to provide a friendly face and help settling in to university life. 

The scheme is a great way to meet new people and get introduced to life at Barts and The London. Even if you won’t be on campus in September, you can still take part in the scheme.

By signing up to the scheme, you'll be invited to our virtual and in-person Welcome Week events on the weekend of 18-19 September and during Welcome Week. We hope to see you there!

While we have closed our original application forms, you can still apply using the late sign-up forms below until Tuesday 14th September at 12 noon. This means you may not be paired with students from your course or with your preferences, however we will still aim to pair you before arrivals weekend.

New students: late sign-up form

Current students: late sign-up form


If you are a current student signing up as a 'parent', you must complete the compulsory briefing here: 

Compulsory briefing for current students/'parents'


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