Peer Mentor, UNSW Business School

Peer Mentor, UNSW Business School

The UNSW Business Society's flagship Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) is an annual program that is aimed to help guide and transition incoming first year business students into university life, a process which can often be daunting and challenging for the average first year.

The program brings together groups of around 10 first years with 2-3 older mentors, who aim to give advice, share experiences, and create a positive and welcoming atmosphere for students to feel comfortable and prepared for the first year of their business degrees. 

Senior Mentors fulfil leadership roles within the Business School Peer Mentoring Program, members of which function as a program organising team.


Mentor responsibilities include:

  • Attending weekly sessions with their mentees at a pre-allocated day and time
  • Preparing these sessions with their co-mentors, creating a structure that is easy to engage and participate within
  • Creating further communication channels throughout the program for mentees to contact them easily
  • Attend compulsory Opening and Closing events
  • Attend compulsory training through Careers and Psychological Services.

Senior Mentor responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and running weekly mentoring sessions
  • Attending mandatory training sessions
  • Organising mentor bonding days
  • Planning and executing peer mentoring events, such as opening and closing event.
  • Holding regular meetings with your assigned peer mentors
  • Working in collaboration with the Education Directors

How to get involved

Mentees register at the beginning of the year through the UNSW Business School Student Society (BSOC) O Week Stall.

Applications to become a mentor open over the winter break, with a written application sent during the break and group interviews held within the first 2 weeks of Semester 2.


  • Senior Mentor
  • Peer Mentor


Training is compulsory for all mentors to go through the program. These training sessions are held during mid-February and mentors are required to attend at least one of the 6 hour sessions.


The program formally begins in Week 1, and runs for 6 weeks (Week 1-Week 7) where the program is formally closed at the Peer Mentoring Amazing Race.

Each week there is an allocated commitment of 1 hour, however planning of these sessions may consist of between 1-3 hours of weekly work.


Availability of activity

All year round

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

UNSW Business School & AGSM

Interest area

Accounting & office management, Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Academic & scholarly skills, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


UNSW Business School


Hashinda Silva



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