Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program

Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program

A student's first year at university can be exciting but at times challenging. While mature age students will face similar concerns to other new students at UNSW, we recognise they may have additional issues to overcome - such as work, home and study balance, and getting into the habit of studying again.

In the Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program new students will be matched with a senior student (a mentor) who has the shared experience of being a mature age student, who has 'survived' their first year at UNSW and can pass on their knowledge and experience via online support, individual meet-ups and social events.


Providing support and advice to new students online and face-to-face. Organising and participating in orientation activities, campus tours, social events, workshops etc.

How to get involved

Mentors must have completed at least one semester of study at UNSW. To become a Mentor for the Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program you must have the experience of being a mature age student when you first commenced your studies.Applications open in September via here.


  • Peer Mentor
  • Senior Mentor


A one day training session, held in February, is compulsory. 


The Mature Age Peer Mentoring Program runs in Semester 1 only, from O Week until the end of Week 8.


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

DVCA Student Life/Hub

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Event & project management, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


Student Life and Learning


Katie Yamaguchi and Sabrina Fuechsle




02 9385 9365

For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.