Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Who can join this Peer Mentoring Program?

GSA's Peer Mentoring Program is designed for all new postgraduate students enrolled in the UNSW Business School.

Program description

Pursuing a postgraduate degree can be an overwhelming experience. GSA's Peer Mentoring Program helps new students - local and international - build Friendships, share Information, expand their Network and feel Empowered to create their own future!

The program matches current and successful postgraduate students (Mentors) with the new postgraduate students (Mentees) in the UNSW Business School. The program consists of One-to-One meet ups and group meetings in addition to online correspondence.

Peer mentoring is a relationship building journey. There are many positive benefits to both the Mentors and Mentees. Some of the benefits associated with participating in the program are the opportunity to:

  • develop self-awareness and enrich personal development;
  • improve communication and interpersonal skills;
  • build lifelong friendships;
  • make your transition to UNSW one of ease and joy; and
  • build your network!

When does the program run?

Term 1 and Term 3

Program duration?

The program starts in Week 1 and ends in Week 7

When are registrations open?

Registrations for the Term 1 program open late January 

Registrations for the Term 3 program - TBC

I'm a new student, how do I register to participate in the program?

Registration to participate as Mentees will be opened in late January 2020, prior to the start of Trimester 1 2020. We will update registration links on this page once they are available.

More information

Students are expected to meet at least 1 hour and each group mentoring group ideally should meet at least 3 times (not including any workshops) throughout term.

I'm a senior student, how can I become a Mentor?

If you are a current postgraduate student in the UNSW Business School with a semester or more under your belt, you can become a mentor!

Becoming a Mentor will mean:

  • receiving Peer Mentor Training;
  • the opportunity to develop your interpersonal and communication skills;
  • the opportunity to develop transferrable skills and thereby strengthen your professional experience;
  • the opportunity to make a difference to the UNSW Community;
  • being part of a great team! 
  • receiving a Certificate of Participation.

If you would like to participate as a mentor, please register through this link: http://bit.ly/2020T1GSAPeerMentorApp