Peer Mentor, UNSW Engineering

Peer Mentor, UNSW Engineering

UNSW Engineering has a mentoring program to help new students make a smooth transition to university life. Meetings with mentors usually run for the first 4 weeks of Semester 1. Flexible First Year students can join in with any School they have an interest in.


Mentors act in a non-academic role helping new students find their way around UNSW, provide advice on opportunities available, and help students form a social network.

How to get involved

An email is sent in December to Engineering students who have completed 48 UOC and hold a current WAM of 65 and above. Those students that are interested may register or express their interest.


Peer Mentor


If the student has not completed the Mentoring training they need to attend a 1 day training session which is usually held in February.


Semester 1, Weeks 1-4


Availability of activity

Semester - weekdays

Type of activity

Peer tutoring & mentoring

Provider of activity

UNSW Engineering

Interest area

Tutoring & mentoring

Skills required and/or developed

Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Team work & networking

Contacts and more information


UNSW Engineering


Shpressa Alikay-Thomson, Administrative Officer




  • 02 9385 5201
  • 02 9385 5131
  • 02 9385 5128

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